Tag: Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Note: Poems From Psalms And Nature

This week, I wrote three new poems at Poems From Psalms And Nature. The theme is “Grateful Today.”

with art we can keep
what may seem lost
create with faith
the best we can

gifts to receive
and then let go
only for a time
garden perennials

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plants and flowers
through the seasons

how welcome the snowdrops
in Spring – daffodils, tulips
and primroses

Summer in our yard
offers daylilies, hosta, goldenrod
hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees

chrysanthemums, coneflowers,
and asters – how wonderful
to grow so well when so much
is past for the year

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calendar

calendar
by my computer
with all kinds of notes
handwritten cards sent
health care appointments
and record of progress
work continues

I look back
and I look forward
blessings of today

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quiet poems

pink clouds
over Lake Michigan
as I listen to old hymns
my heart gathers peace
for this day

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

Oak Branch & Acorns from Reusable Art
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“paintings of trees” was published in Four Hundred and Two Snails, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2018, edited by Nicholas M. Sola.

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

poems and photos

years of drought
and years of rain
wildflowers

July 2015

winds and warmth
summer reaching its fullness
after the longest day
in the North

July continues
with so much
summer beauty
wildflowers
along the roads

July 2019

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July Poem from 2015

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interesting
how a day
can begin
one way
and then change
suddenly
skies are dark
power is lost
for a moment
rain . . .

and then
I open a window
a little
raindrops
glisten

and the same
birds sing again

Ellen Grace Olinger

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hosta and daylilies

hosta and daylilies
goldenrod grows too
I sit in silence
and think about
what needs
to be done now
and what can wait
until Autumn and Winter

Years ago, an older friend said, “You learn to save some things for Winter.”

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