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Creative Notes: Revision

wearing three layers
in the rain

Spring songs again

birds nest
in letters and words
of the store signs

I wrote this poem in May, 2014. I was at Target in Kohler, Wisconsin. This year, I wrote a shorter version of the poem. I like both versions.

Spring songs
birds nest in letters and words
of store signs

There is a large category of Bird Images at Reusable Art – Breathing New Life Into Old Art. Their category of Flower Images is also significant. Here are some pictures.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

A Poet’s Window

I look out one window
and there are icebergs
growing larger

how beautiful the light
on the snow and ice

I look out another window
and there are the
evergreen branches
dancing in the wind

January 2015

Today I see a mixed-media painting, perhaps because I have been viewing posts by many artists. I enjoyed the arts and crafts when young, and here and there in my older years. Just beginning, to begin again!

I look up from a Psalm
as I read in an old Bible
held together with tape
and see a painting
in the yard

I’ll write as I might create
a painting some day
from what I know
so far

blue sky background
birch trees
evergreens
the birch tree
by my window
and then the detailed
frost painting
on the window

Ellen Grace Olinger

Lake Michigan Today

Cold today, and Karl took these photos. He explained to me the other day, that because the water is warmer than the air now, steam rises from the lake. So with our high water levels this year, the evaporation helps lower the water levels. We have rip-rap (new word for me – large rocks) that protects our property.

Creative Notes: Pages

It is interesting to look at the stats, and see posts and pages from the past that are being read now.

These are two examples of Pages, which are filed under MENU in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Haiku New Zealand: My Favourite Haiku, Edited By Sandra Simpson

I was honored that Sandra requested permission to reprint content I wrote for The Haiku Foundation.

Christmas poem by Charles A. Waugaman and picture of the Welcoming Hope book cover

Photo by Karl, 2011

Achievement

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 9 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

Three favorite poems:

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger