Tag: Achievement

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

Achievement

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You registered on WordPress.com 11 years ago.

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

late August

late August
perennial gardens

all that has been achieved
colors of flowers
past for a time

plants green and rain
all that is present

and will renew
and return
another time

Poem today

Hosta – August 20, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Achievement

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You registered on WordPress.com 10 years ago.

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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