Category: WestWard Quarterly The Magazine of Family Reading

Bleeding Hearts: Photo and Poems

This is another beautiful photo by Karl from yesterday.

Poems from my archives, inspired by bleeding hearts:

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation.

AUTUMN GRACE

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Published by Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes and Poems

I received the new WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading (Spring 2019). Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher. They kindly published the small ad Karl and I wrote for this blog. We invite readers of WestWard Quarterly to visit.

These are a few of my poems from WestWard Quarterly, that were published there over the years. This is a print magazine, with a website.

AUTUMN GRACE

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

(also published by Bell’s Letters Poet and SMILE)

Monday
and planning
the week
what will grow
what should rest

reading
in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
any age

Ellen Grace Olinger

a good morning

Sun rises later, and I watch the light reach the evergreen branches, as I read the new Fall issue of WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading.

These are some of my poems published in WestWard Quarterly over the yearsShirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher.

AUTUMN GRACE

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

(WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2011; Bell’s Letters Poet and SMILE)

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

(Fall 2018)

Monday
and planning
the week
what will grow
what should rest

(Fall 2016)

reading
in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
any age

(Winter 2016)

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Hosta were still blooming last Sunday at the Fountain Park in Sheboygan.  Karl took this photo.

Creative Notes

Almost fall, and I’m reading the Fall 2017 WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. 

This week I heard from the Editor, Shirley Anne Leonard, about my recent submission of poems from my blogs.  One of your favorites, Acrostic for Library, will appear in the new Fall issue.

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

I am grateful to be able to share poetry in many ways.

Thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Three Poems

cup of coffee
by the water
this day to God

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AUTUMN GRACE

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

*

September
on the horizon
all the goals
I can still
try to reach

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AUTUMN GRACE was published in Bell’s Letters Poet, WestWard Quarterly, and SMILE.

Ellen Grace Olinger