Tag: Perennials

two poems

study window
on the second floor
blue sky and sun
trees and branches
grow in different ways

plants and flowers
for sale picture
the months and seasons
asters and coneflowers
and bouquets
all year

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growing older

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growing older
goldenrod and roses
refreshed by rain

Poem from 2010.

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Painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Les Roses dans un Vase, c. 1910 – 1917.  Courtesy of Dover Publications.  From 120 Great Flower Paintings.

hosta and daylilies

hosta and daylilies
goldenrod grows too
I sit in silence
and think about
what needs
to be done now
and what can wait
until Autumn and Winter

Years ago, an older friend said, “You learn to save some things for Winter.”

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Ellen Grace Olinger

day grows more clear

day grows more clear
primroses grow past
the flower garden


primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

Published in SMILE, 2012

Karl mows around the primroses until their flowers are past for the year. And the primroses return every year. We did not plant them, and are grateful for how they grow in different places in the yard.

Photos by Karl – May 2020