Tag: Achievement

December Poems: 2009 – the present

lighting the
Christmas candle
tiny flame
the night

December 2009
Hermitage 2005 and The Writers’ Bistro 2007
Quiet Christmas Poetry 2014

Winter storm
evergreen branches
bow to the ground

December 2010

mild December day
pheasants in the fields
apples still on some trees
poems to write
many books yet to read

December 2011

preparing a meal
of fresh vegetables
New Year’s Eve

December 2012

New Year’s Eve
nearing the end
of a book
with many more
to read

December 2013

almost dawn
small pink poinsettia
waits by the window

December 2014

almost too bright
December sun
through leafless trees

December 2015

He giveth snow
like wool:
he scattereth the hoarfrost
like ashes.

Psalm 147: 16 (KJV)
December 2016
Quiet Christmas Poetry, 2014

Thank you to GT Graphics in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for a beautiful second printing of our large print chapbook. Karl and I created this book from the posts at my site, Quiet Christmas Poetry

December 2017

different voices
create new songs

December 2018

New Year’s Eve morning
gardens are happy
to be covered with snow

December 2019

cold – yet from this ground
daffodils will grow

December 2020

older vision
grateful for my chair
by a sunny window

December 2021

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photos 2021

Yesterday was the 12th anniversary for POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN and WordPress.com.

Karl helped me begin this creative work in 2009. His photos add so much to the blog. Here are some of his photos from 2021.

Lake Ice – Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
February 18, 2021

“Frozen Woods” – March 13, 2021
The Town of Holland – Sheboygan County, Wisconsin

Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
March 18, 2021 – “A blustery day, light reflecting off the water.”

Harrington Beach – Wisconsin State Park System
March 20, 2021

Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County
Wisconsin DNR
September 21, 2021


all that lasts

all that lasts
all that returns
all that endures
daffodils, primroses,
ferns, daylilies, hosta . . .

The gardens are an endless source of education and inspiration. There have been losses, and other plants seem to always return – over the years and different weather conditions. Our gardens are all perennials now, and we usually buy a planter of flowers from a local store.

I recently completed the draft for a new book of poetry. We decided on Karl’s photo of swans and Lake Michigan for the cover. My goal is to publish by the end of the year. And that can be revised. The last few years, I began a new book a few times. So having completed the draft now is an achievement. Grateful.

Karl’s photo of the winter beach is the cover for Quiet Christmas Poetry (site and large print chapbook).

Elin Grace Publishing
Oostburg, Wisconsin