Tag: Wisconsin Poetry

almost autumn

almost autumn
moving my recliner
closer to new sun

September 12, 2012

almost autumn
today I have
an appointment
with the light and books
in my small study

September 15, 2022

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

three short poems

These are poems from the archives to follow Gardens, Time, Lessons.

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

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

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

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.