Tag: Poems about the seasons

fall leaves

fall leaves
orange pumpkins
for the porch and
yellow flowers
for the sunroom

colder weather
time for my favorite coat
from a thrift store

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Poems: Nature and Gratitude

late summer garden
and the lake in sun
blessings of friendship

August 11, 2014

barge with lights
travels our great lake . . .
thoughts and prayers
for those with thoughts
of home

Lake Michigan Poems
October 12, 2019

predawn sky
paints a background
for the new roses
in the blue vase

watercolor words
July 14, 2019

sunrise
I watch the sky
and remember poems

sunrise
April 26, 2020

ordering
a Christmas wreath

for my parents’ graves 
even though I know
they are not there

Christmas Wreath
November 8, 2015

S  erene and sure
T  rust
A  long the
R  oad of faith

Acrostic for STAR
December 12, 2014

new year sunrise
light fills
the red poinsettia

January 1, 2020

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Haiku: Trees

blue sky and trees
on the birch tree branch
blue jay

June 6, 2019

light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

Published in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson.

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: Aug. 21, 2019

wind uplifting
branches of trees
sunrise

September 7, 2010

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

Published in Four Hundred and Two Snails, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2018, edited by Nicholas M. Sola.

wind freeing the snow
from evergreen branches
waterfalls

Quiet Christmas Poetry
(site and large print chapbook)

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Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Poems: Wood

CLEAR AIR AND BLUE SKY

clear air and blue sky
work sounds in the neighborhood

shapes of light on painted walls,
books, wood walls

the art, music, poetry
of everyday life

August 22, 2019

RAIN AND WIND

rain and wind
flower petals
on the wood porch

September 13, 2019

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.

Books, Poems, and Photos
January 29, 2020

STRONG WINTER WINDS

strong winter winds
old wood in the house
ceilings, floors, walls
startling me in the early hours
speaking to me this day

resilience
strength

the way
Hope holds

January 30, 2012

THESE WOOD WALLS

these wood walls
shelter and add
so much beauty
to this cold day

and all days

others have lived
here too these
past decades

today I wonder
about the other
stories . . .

when the
trees were young

and grew tall
long before
I was born

and then became
this house and

they still seem
alive to me

January 8, 2015

Photos by Karl – July 11, 2020

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

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.