Tag: Illustrations

Winter Gardens

Poems from February 2021:

February garden
light on evergreens
covered with snow
I still know the words
from songs long ago

kitchen window
sun on the snowbank
by the garage

sun on the snowbank
where peonies and daylilies
will grow and bloom

old and new
music in the yard
bird songs

And this morning:

Winter gardens
poems with many meanings
what is past
all that is here today
and hope . . .

Birds on a Branch from Reusable Art

There is a Bird Images category at Reusable Art.

Bloganuary prompt for January 12, 2022

What emoji(s) do you like to use?

I like how the prompts and questions vary. Thank you to the editors at WordPress.com. This question is one I am not qualified to answer!

Then I thought some vintage images from Reusable Art – Breathing New Life Into Old Art would create a nice post today. You can learn more at Reusable Art. The content at the site goes back to the 1300s. There are many categories.

old and new
and new again
blog collage

old and new:
a haiku and collage with different images
is from April 17, 2021.

Heart Poems – 2

Poems to follow my Bloganuary: January 8, 2022 post and Heart Poems post. Thank you.

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given

more memories
sometimes than
my heart can hold
I select one or two
write a poem

reading a book
on a rainy day
peace in my heart

sometimes we know
a scene so well
we can see and hear
with our hearts
seawall seasons

Publication Credits:

“old photos” was published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation. Billie Wilson was editor and helped me with my Profile.

“seasons repeat” has found many homes, including:
Mayfly, 58, Winter 2015 – Brooks Books Haiku
tinywords – 4 September 2015
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog – Daily Haiku: April 2, 2016
* Also selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Registry, The Haiku Foundation.
* The Signature Haiku Anthology, Including Senryu and Tanka. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2020.

Some poems are gifts.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Morning Glory Plate is from Reusable Art.

Images and Words

This year I enjoyed the research for both vintage and contemporay images. A blog post offers space for so many ideas. I like how an artist can begin, continue, and how all the art works together.

Madeleine L’Engle helped me recognize my gifts when young. Somehow too, as I grew older, I lost some things along the way – that I can still regain. For now, words most of all.

“Star of Bethlehem” – wpclipart
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Floral Drop Cap T with snowdrops – Reusable Art.