Tag: Poetry and Memoirs

late May garden

These are poems from May posts last year, that seem to work well in one post this morning.

Yesterday, we saw that the new lilies Karl planted last year are growing again.

late May garden
more poems than I could
ever write

roses by the window
fill with sunlight
new morning

clouds and sky
forget-me-nots bloom
here and there

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

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

“breakfast and music” is also from POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE.

“primroses growing” was published in SMILE, 2012. An old poem that is still true.

Karen’s Whimsy

forsythia

forsythia
by the garage
and cedar fence
green and yellow
in the day’s light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press). I have been reading her poetry and prose for decades.

Luci Shaw The Official Website

Winter Poems

This morning, I reviewed some of the poems I posted this Winter. These are a few new poems from 2021 – 2022. I enjoyed the Bloganuary challenge in January.

small town park
seems larger now
no swings on the sets
and no people
bright cold day

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
December 29, 2021

sunrise
room on the shelf
for another journal

January 4, 2022

small steps
one day at a time
sparrows in the yard

January 28, 2022

old books
new again
evergreens

February 3, 2022

tall trees still
in the small garden
yesterday and today
as the light changes
and creates new pictures

February 15, 2022

Photos by Karl – April 2013

Short Poems: Late Winter and Early Spring

Snow in the gardens today. These are poems from this time of year here in Wisconsin.

blue sky
with cotton clouds
snowdrops

March 16, 2010

snow after snowdrops
and a glimpse of Spring
Wisconsin gardens

March 16, 2021

daffodils bloom first
west of our great lake
and plants grow here too

April 13, 2021

country graves
silk flowers bloom
by the stones

colder Spring
yet the snowdrops
twice as many

hope shines
on the hillside
a few daffodils

April 30, 2013

April in Wisconsin
Garden Journal
April 14, 2020
Photo by Karl

Garden Journal Notes

Here are a few examples for March.

early March
snow covers the ground
and it is cold

yet evergreen branches
on tall weathered trees sing
in light morning winds

and tell a different story

March 3, 2016

early Spring
in the yard
near the house
daylilies begin
to grow

March 22, 2019

early morning
and wondering
how best to work
Karl calls to me –
first robin in the yard

March 22, 2021

small snowdrops
continue to bloom
remembrance

March 28, 2021

Lent begins
and Spring soon
love, hope
and prayers

“Lent begins” is a new poem yesterday at Short Holiday Poems (large print version).

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