Tag: Creativity Over Time

raindrops

raindrops
on hosta plants

so beautiful
with and without
flowers

their leaves
in the sun

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creativity Over Time – 5

REMEMBRANCE, LOVE, FAITH, HOPE

Taking turns
Letting each other go
Only to learn again
How love grows,
Mother

love for you
became her care
until she joined you there
grief gives way to fields and wind
and now I hear your voice again

These two poems were published by Bell’s Letters.

country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

Time Of Singing, 2012

another year
has passed since
my mother’s passing
I sit and quietly read
a book she would like too

L  ove
E  ternal
A  nd
F  orever

LEAF

light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

This was my poem in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson.

Also published by:
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: Aug. 21, 2019

home from Sheboygan
grateful for the same roads
this long

Sheboygan County
Wisconsin State Park System
September 8, 2018
Photos by Karl

Other posts in this series:

Creativity Over Time
Creativity Over Time – 2
Creativity Over Time – 3
Creativity Over Time – 4

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creativity Over Time – 4

days grow shorter
gentle turning
of windmills

how gentle the wind
in predawn rose light
after the harvest moon
I begin October
with small and growing hopes

Time Of SingingFall 2012

late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

Time Of Singing, Fall 2013

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

family dinner
memories span decades
in minutes

sunrise clouds
years that passed too soon
are with me still

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: Nov. 8, 2018

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

WestWard Quarterly
Winter 2016

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time…”

From Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV)

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

The Windmill drawing is by Walter Crane and is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Creativity Over Time – 3

I am looking forward to COUNTRY MUSIC A Film by Ken Burns. There is more information at PBS.

This morning I watched Washington Journal on C-SPAN, and so enjoyed the interview with guest Ken Burns and host Pedro Echevarria, with all the voices of people who call and communicate in other ways.

I have always loved reading and learning about the creative process. Over the years, I have listened to Emmylou Harris often, and have learned from her – and so very much more to learn.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creativity Over Time – 2

Perhaps a new series – my post last week was Creativity Over Time.

reading poetry
many different forms
seasons turn again
always familiar
always new

I often read several books at the same time, as I’m sure is true of many of you.  In the morning, I am better able to learn new things.  Later in the day, I love to reread and rest with familiar authors.

from a 2012 post

reading a new book
of poems by Luci Shaw
with a cup of decaff
on my little table
I find myself
saying grace again

SCAPE Poems
by Luci Shaw (2013)
The Poiema Poetry Series
Cascade Books; Eugene, Oregon
Foreword By Eugene H. Peterson

from a 2014 post

D. S. Martin is the Series Editor for The Poiema Poetry Series.

timeless summer day
I don’t know how old
these plants are . . .

ried-and-true
I  nspiration and
M  emories to cherish
E  ternally

TIME

2014

Perennials certainly picture creativity over time. I am ready for autumn. This was the year of tree work and planters of flowers on sale. And all the faithful perennials. The rose bush is still growing – perhaps there will be another rose this year. These are two more of Karl’s photos from the nearby trail on Sunday.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creativity Over Time

I realized that my two posts yesterday reprinted a poem published in 1994, and then another poem in 2014.

Poem and Garden Journal Photos

Lilac Bushes

writing over time
more than sometimes
I knew

lessons learned
lived again
anew

what was learned
can be applied again
with new wisdom

losses and griefs
changes
and health needs

so much creativity
and gratitude

rest and patience
always beauty, love,
faith, hope

Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord
.

Psalm 27:14 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger

Lilac Bushes

I came across this fall poem from October 5, 2014.

lilac bushes
with fading leaves
in fall sun

beautiful today

with no worries
about whether or not
they will bloom

again

Perhaps a meditation on creativity over many years . . . as I have experienced both the fallow and fruitful years.

These are a few more poems inspired by lilacs.

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

I wonder
what today’s poem may be
lilacs in the wind

knowing
they cannot stay
but will return
lilacs

Ellen Grace Olinger