Category: Community

Acrostic for LIBRARY

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early


Acrostic poem:  Ellen Grace Olinger

“clematis wallpaper blue” is courtesy of wpclipart.

Cold Weather

The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative was founded in 2008, by veterans, and is run by veterans.


We are also seeing volunteers for the Salvation Army.  This is a poem from my archives:

Salvation Army
bell ringers
so cheerful in the cold
adding a dollar
to a Red Kettle or two


It is good to see food pantry collections in grocery stores.  I love my old sweaters and books from thrift stores.  All works together.

warm conversations

warm conversations
on one of the last
warm days

colors of leaves
and many leaves
on the ground

last of the local
at a farm stand

near a thrift store

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 30, 2016