Tag: New Poems

yard work

for the begonia

and hosta petals
on the lawn

small vase of daylilies
for the sunroom

goldenrod grows tall
above the windowsill

bees, butterflies, and
hummingbirds visit
by the windows

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breakfast and a view

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breakfast and a view
of the gardens

work at the kitchen sink
and by the window

words as I look outside
“green garden rain”

daylilies begin to form
their flowers

peonies in the area
bow to needed rain

Photo by Karl
Photo by Karl
Ellen Grace Olinger

beautiful gardens
in all their growth
and changes
over time



I like to create
new arrangements
for the art
in my study

this morning
it brings some
peace to sit
in my chair

and everything
the same and
work in progress
as the day before

and after a time – a new poem

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a look at the gardens

raindrops on the windows
after the rain and some wind

reading, and I want to see
the gardens, as I did not stay
in touch with them as well
this year

though the perennials –
so reliable – were
as beautiful as ever

now is a good time
to begin again
with a closer look
from the windows

beautiful brown colors
of December and
some green remains

no work in the yard
needed today

a time of rest and
so much to look forward
to as the seasons continue

one moment at a time

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl
July 2018


time of year
when small things
bring even more joy

scented soaps
and a cup of coffee
simple meals

carnations in a blue vase
quiet music and

always poetry

Ellen Grace Olinger

I’m reading Eye of the Beholder: Poems by Luci Shaw (2018, Paraclete Press); and listening to Perspective by Helen Jane Long (2018, BLE Records).

errands in Sheboygan

errands in Sheboygan
this city that it is so dear
to my heart

memories of buying
things my mother needed

library and groceries
learning the streets
and small roads on my
way home a longer way

I have been ill here
worked and rested
towards new health here
learning from others

help and trust

grieved many losses
and learned
how life can be beautiful
in a new though changed way

this great Mystery

warmth and kindness
just helping one another
get through a hard time

older age arrived this year
and I am grateful for good care
and new beginnings

always was an old soul

took time for some gifts
with words, with life
to settle and grow

with hope for new poems
that I practice here

Ellen Grace Olinger