Category: Education

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

changes in the yard

changes in the yard
over the years
wildflowers

pruned back
and growing anew
cotoneasters

birds visit the birch tree
near where I read
I still do not know
all their songs

friends
for as long as I can remember
books and more books

changes in the yard
wildflowers I love
grow here too

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poems

blue sky
green leaves on trees
and evergreens
orange daylilies
bloom

a few stores
face masks
and social distance
easy to say hello
and smile with our eyes
wash hands when we
return home and often

Gardens

all the years
they live through
and add colors
to our days

after long winters
and now COVID-19

bleeding hearts
yellow primroses
ferns grow tall
in morning sun

I am reading a new article about “Seeds & Home Gardening” at the Wisconsin Historical Society. If you are interested, you can read/view images at COVID-19: BIG history is happening.

Karl removed more garlic mustard. I learned more about Garlic mustard and why it is an “ecological threat” at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

bleeding hearts graphic – wpclipart