Tag: Wisconsin Poetry

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

Short Poems for APRIL

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A  ppreciate
P  oetry
R  ead and write
I  nspire and
L  isten

APRIL

April is National Poetry Month – 25 years!

April in Wisconsin
on opposite sides
of the patio door
the red poinsettia
and red cardinal

2012

years on the roads
pass through my mind
returning home
and in the yard
first tulip leaves

2013

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

2014

colorful tulips
on a cold day
unconditional love

2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

Daffodils soon – April 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Lake Michigan – Easter 2017

snow melting
from evergreen branches
Easter lily by a sunny window
Poinsettia too
all part of one story

April 2019

grey sky
mourning dove
on a birch tree branch

time with the Psalms
a dove on the branch
pictures a poem

April 2020

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Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

November Is Near

before dawn
I see the first
snowfall of the year

cotoneaster leaves
and pumpkins near
porch lights

forsythia near
the garage light

and now I see evergreen
branches with snow

and again I know
November is near

and I welcome
November

The day is thine, the night also is thine:
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74:16-17 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger

we drove North

we drove North
to see fall colors

along the way
snow fell and
lightly covered

fields of soybeans,
corn, and other crops

and the wind
painted one side
of tall trees
with the snow

My poem is from my post for October 20, 2018.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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February afternoon

blue sky
and sun shines
on the snow
that rests on
evergreen trees

shadows of trees
on the snow that
covers the path,
flower gardens,
and lawn

if the weather is not
too severe –

I thought of patients needing
to see their caregivers now, and
when I needed to reach my mother,

teach a class –

there is a solitude
a quiet now
like no other time
of the year

Ellen Grace Olinger