Category: Creativity

afternoon sun

small plant
on a tall file cabinet
afternoon sun

background
for a plant in sun
light and images
from the yard
on the wall

times I was away
my health
or to care for another
something added
to my work over time

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grey day

grey day
colors of books go well
with art on the walls

reading books
and also how they
were created
cover art and design
sequence of poems

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Creative Writing

My routine is simple and consistent.

silence for a time
prayer

breakfast
morning work
some news

read and rest
the same views
offer beauty

art on the walls
from thrift stores
and friends

read many poets
hear many voices
their worlds

perhaps write a poem

One of the best ways to learn how to write is to read.

I have read many methods books and common advice is to create a routine. A lot can get done, in small spaces – place and time – over time.

And a Creative Note: Last month, I began Large Print Poems. I am reprinting some of my acrostic poems, haiku, tanka, and other poems.

Blessings

Ellen Grace Olinger

review

Yesterday, I began my review of my poetry files, before email. This has been a goal for awhile.

I know there is a lot to learn there: poems sent for review, a few accepted, and most of all, the feedback from writers and editors. This is all a part of so many years and memories. An hour here, an hour there. Not too much at one time.

Most of all, I want to say thank you to editors who took the time to encourage a new poet. I am always beginning anew. Most of all, with my poems, I try to express in simple language the seasons and daily life through the years. Encouragement.

I have lost touch with some print journals and editors. Often, they were from a generation older than me. I will let go, and I will also save a few notes and old poems. Perhaps create a collage. And some new space in my files for life now.

And thank you. I like that the work I want to save is all here, and lots of informal posts too.

revison is a new poem yesterday at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Reusable Art

Ellen Grace Olinger

Four Photos

Photo by Karl – August 2012

Ellen Grace Olinger – August 2019

Photo by Karl – August 2018

Photo by Karl – August 2018