Category: Hope

August begins

August begins
and I remember
poems

rarely at your grave —
geranium blooms freely
on your workshop stool

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

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“rarely at your grave” has been published over the years:

Modern Haiku, Fall 1996

Ellen Olinger – Three Questions Series, 2010
Edited by Curtis Dunlap

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: July 11, 2017

“autumn leaves” was the Daily Haiku for August 14, 2019.
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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goldenrod sunrise

goldenrod sunrise
hosta and orange lilies
praise for this day

home from the store
Queen Anne’s Lace
by fields of corn

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This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118: 24

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July to August

early morning
and as I watch
the dawn arrive

I look at the clock
and then the sky

time to watch
the light more closely

also the birch tree

which always offers
the first gold leaf
of the year

Ellen Grace Olinger
July 30, 2017

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calendar

calendar
by my computer
with all kinds of notes
handwritten cards sent
health care appointments
and record of progress
work continues

I look back
and I look forward
blessings of today

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Creative Notes and Poems

Summer poetry journals arrive, and I also read current posts and books. As we know, artists are adding their work to our common journey with COVID-19. Grateful for all. Karl and I are fully vaccinated and wear our face masks. These are two of my poems from this time. My goal with blogs is to offer a few moments of hope. Thank you and take good care.

May garden
daffodils bloom
through the night

May 8, 2020

I take a break
from the news
and all the stories
that matter so much

and am blessed
by the sight
of tomatoes
in an old bowl

kitchen counter sun

May 16, 2020

And always the Psalms:

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

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