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Grateful for Community

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So often I think of my parents and the history they lived through. We are all living through COVID-19 history. We wear our face masks, practice social distance, wash our hands often, etc. We take care of one another and ourselves. Our common story, one day at a time.

Future posts will feature the libraries in our area. I am always so grateful for libraries.

Thank YOU for your posts from many places. You add so much to my days.

I am creating a lot at home, since I am here most of the time. I can see this in my haiku. Recent posts are examples. I am calling these “Study Poems.”

time with a book

reading haiku

plant in sun

late November

Thank you and take good care.

November Poems

ovember
pens to blue skies
ery cold weather soon to
ndure, yet many
oments of
eauty to
xperience
enewal each day

Acrostic For NOVEMBER – November 1, 2011

sitting at my blog
grateful for friends
first snowflakes
gently fall
and rest on the roof

snowflakes (it’s true) – November 12, 2012

earth turned over
in winter fields
yet new green grows –
Christmas wreaths

earth turned over – November 25, 2012

grey beautiful sky
evergreen trees
and short days
soon to be decorated
with holiday lights

two short poems – November 4, 2013

November day
one small flower
in the garden

November day – November 9, 2015

small evergreen branch
apart from its tree
caught by and adding green
to a birch tree branch
with few gold leaves

small evergreen branch – November 10, 2015

snowflakes
floating in the air
separate
together
artists
across places
and time

Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014)

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Poems: Nature and Gratitude

late summer garden
and the lake in sun
blessings of friendship

August 11, 2014

barge with lights
travels our great lake . . .
thoughts and prayers
for those with thoughts
of home

Lake Michigan Poems
October 12, 2019

predawn sky
paints a background
for the new roses
in the blue vase

watercolor words
July 14, 2019

sunrise
I watch the sky
and remember poems

sunrise
April 26, 2020

ordering
a Christmas wreath

for my parents’ graves 
even though I know
they are not there

Christmas Wreath
November 8, 2015

S  erene and sure
T  rust
A  long the
R  oad of faith

Acrostic for STAR
December 12, 2014

new year sunrise
light fills
the red poinsettia

January 1, 2020

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Creative Notes and Photos

These are photos from the WordPress.com free photo library. I am beginning to recognize the work of a few artists there, and I learn more every week. Inspiration for the seasons.

This year, I also devoted time to research for the 2020 series at Poems From Psalms And Nature: short selections from The Psalms, with pictures. Now I plan to create a page there with links back to the posts, for new readers and all readers. The pictures for the Psalms series are from different sources.

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Haiku Photos at Home

These are more photos from my archives to share again. As I type, I think of haiku. A smaller form – or space – can lead to new ideas.

I read a lot, sometimes aloud. Many authors. Then perhaps I am more likely to think of a better word for a small poem.

The news, and then I see a cardinal in the yard. Daffodils and daylilies are beginning to grow, the early beginnings of new green.

These photos include treasures from thrift stores. I call some of my photos HAIKU PHOTOS.

Ellen Grace Olinger