Tag: Remembrance

Autumn Memories

poems written
in a notebook
a post and perhaps
published again
years later

autumn garden
with the light and rest
some work complete
and always more to do
a new season begins

autumn memories
my mother often quoted
from literature she knew well
the Psalms, Shakespeare, novels
and even later when others
may not have understood
I knew what she was saying

Ellen Grace Olinger

wildflowers and fields

I remembered a few poems this week, and searched for them in my Archives today.

wildflowers grow
by fields of corn
words of poetry
uplift my soul
keep me strong

Queen Anne’s Lace
along the roads
missing my mother
she somehow
seems near

July 17, 2014

home from the store
Queen Anne’s Lace
by fields of corn

July 30, 2021

And I am watching the birch tree in the yard.

there are poems
in the clouds and
sunrise

and light seen
on the garage
from the kitchen

and one yellow leaf
on the birch tree

there are always poems

August 31, 2020

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Short Poems: Remembrance and Hope

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Short poems from over the seasons and years:

harvested fields
plowed in hope
of Spring
remembrance

Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

The first line is from Psalm 42 (KJV).

cold
yet from this ground
daffodils will grow
again

small snowdrops
continue to bloom
remembrance

(Spring 2021)

My father was a veteran and history teacher. This year, I am growing a new interest in history. There are so many ways to learn.

Veterans Day 2021

Prayers for peace . . .

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Christmas songs

Christmas songs
and memories . . .
Amy Grant’s music

I am listening to Icon Christmas by Amy Grant. Three of the songs are Jingle Bells, Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song), and Silent Night.

Silent Night also brings back memories of my Swedish grandmother and my mother.

Amy Grant site

Garden journal photo by Karl – Christmas 2018

Poems: Cards and Letters

L  ove
 xpressed
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

LETTERS

From my Acrostic Poems page

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

Time of Singing, Spring 2018

“not yet written” and “still wanting to remember” were also published in All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press; West Union, WV.

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

From my site, Poems From Psalms And Nature

The card is a watercolor painting and gift from Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010). All Rights Reserved. Still Life Arrangement by Ellen. Photo by Karl.