Category: Art From Wisconsin

Old Wood In The House

strong winter winds
old wood in the house
ceilings, floors, walls
startling me in the early hours
speaking to me this day

resilience
strength

the way
Hope holds

Ellen Grace Olinger
(2012)

November

November
mid-afternoon

blue sky
and light falls
through trees
to the garage roof

evergreens a presence
year-round

yet somehow
with fallen leaves
and flowers gone

this is their time
to shine

evergreen time

Ellen Grace Olinger

today

Acrostic Poem For Rain

R efresh and renew
A ppreciate plants in all their stages
I nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
N ever without hope

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Honeysuckle by Lake Michigan
November 2016

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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

today

Lake Michigan: September Photos

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Photo by Karl – September 10, 2016, after a stormy day
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September 20, 2016
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September 28, 2016

more colors of blue
in Lake Michigan today
than I can name
the wonder of always learning
dreaming new dreams

Ellen Grace Olinger