Tag: Memoirs

warm soup

warm soup
with fresh vegetables
Autumn colors

I added orange and red peppers, an onion, mushrooms, and lots of kale to a can of chicken soup with pasta. This brings back good memories of when I shopped and cooked for my mother. I knew what she would enjoy, even if she said she was not hungry.

A squirrel is busy harvesting pine cones from the tall Norway Spruce tree again this year. Karl heard the cones fall this morning on the wood deck and against the house.

Encouragement

how quickly
another generation
grows
seems I only
looked away
for a moment

how good their work
how beautiful their art

These two poems are from my archives.

only now beginning
to find my place and poems
late-blooming rose
from the bush
planted long before
we came here

And what beautiful colors this time of year.

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today the sun shines

today the sun shines
after much rain
and I think about
art on the walls
and arrangements
how shapes and colors
work together

and also spaces
with nothing more
like a new journal
or blog post
a page of paper
what may yet
be created?

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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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sometimes

I reread a few poems
by different poets,
and remember
when I read them before

or listen to a few songs
from different albums
and artists, and remember
when I listened before

and new meaning today


summer views

summer views
flowers on both sides
of the windows

Perhaps inspired by Joni Mitchell’s classic song, Both Sides Now. I am listening to Joni Mitchell The Reprise Albums (1968 – 1971). You can learn more about the Joni Mitchell Archives from the Joni Mitchell Official Website.

Both Sides Now is from Clouds, and other albums by Joni Mitchell.

Creative Notes: I wrote the poem for this post today. Poetry began for me earlier than I can remember, when I was growing up in a Lutheran church. I loved the Psalms, liturgy, and hymns.

Joni Mitchell’s Reprise Albums (1968 – 1971) go back to junior and senior high school years for me. I am grateful that Joni feels able to work on her archive series, and to all who help make this work possible.

Blessings,
Ellen Grace Olinger