Evergreen Time

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N ovember
O pens to blue skies
V ery cold weather soon to
E ndure, yet many
M oments of
B eauty to
E xperience
R enewal each day

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ordering
a Christmas wreath
for my parents’ graves
even though I know
they are not there

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L ove
E ternal
A nd
F orever

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years go by
leaves fall
time of rest
then rebirth
God’s time
not mine

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November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

SMILE
(Fall/Winter 2008 – 09)

SMILE, a large print poetry journal, was edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for many years.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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