Tag: Nature Poetry

Petals On Wood

The daylilies in the vase
Are ending

       Petals drop on wood

I leave them
They express something poignant

       That words never could.

“Petals On Wood” was published in ARTS ALIVE:  A LITERARY REVIEW (1988, The Tinley Park – Park District; Illinois).

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes: Revision

wearing three layers
in the rain

Spring songs again

birds nest
in letters and words
of the store signs

I wrote this poem in May, 2014. I was at Target in Kohler, Wisconsin. This year, I wrote a shorter version of the poem. I like both versions.

Spring songs
birds nest in letters and words
of store signs

There is a large category of Bird Images at Reusable Art – Breathing New Life Into Old Art. Their category of Flower Images is also significant. Here are some pictures.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Creek at Veterans Park

On March 23, 2019, our walk around Veterans Park in Oostburg, Wisconsin inspired this poem:

snow melt in town
some piles of snow
in the park
creek running clear
and can see the stones
at the bottom
blue sky background
for the trees

Yesterday, although a cold day, we went to the park again. We walked a short time, and Karl took photos of the creek.

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems and Photos

cold continues
yet warmth
on the way
in the distance
some sky
the color of
robins’ eggs

January 2014

windblown snow
plastered on windows
snow paintings

February 2011

Karl took this photo in February 2014.

flower in snow, courtesy of wpclipart

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.