Tag: Journal Poems

afternoon sun

afternoon sun
fills the lamp
on a file cabinet

my study
where I have
read and prayed
through many years

I may read
from a book read
during a difficult time
and now years
have gone by

and I read again
with gratitude
and hope for today
and tomorrow

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Gardens and Gratitude

grateful today
for perennials
that grow and bloom
through so many
different years

the wildflowers
we did not plant
yet found a place here

the formal gardens
we see in the area
and their serene beauty
what work there must be
to offer this view
as we drive by on our way
home

paper poetry files

paper poetry files
overflow and I try
to create an inch or two
of new space for now
in a thoughtful way

yet once these drawers
were empty and look
how life can grow
when we work as we can
our many gifts

over decades now
and many times set aside
for all the right reasons
which I believe made
my work better in time

some of the people
who wrote over time
were older than me
and no longer here in person
or we have lost touch

and now I can reread
and learn more at the
age I am now – their good
feedback and help with
poetry

Ellen Grace Olinger

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winter winds

winter winds
by Lake Michigan

grateful for
the most basic things
in life

shelter
warmth
water
light

the ability to walk
downstairs and
work in the kitchen

sit by the window
with a cup of coffee

fragrance of our
Christmas wreath

Ellen Grace Olinger
December 19, 2019

local corn

local corn
and soybean fields
turning gold
wildflowers
in the yard
and along the roads
September

Ellen Grace Olinger

light

old garage
in morning light
view from kitchen window

today

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

from my archives

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