Category: Faith

robins

These are two of my first haiku, published in PEGASUS in 1994.

A few petunias
snapdragons, gold and white mums
the robins are gone.

Holding in my heart
as days become cold and dark
robins will return.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Watching A Barge

watching a barge
slowly travel
through deep waters
at sunrise
life of faith

September 8, 2012

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Interurban Trail, Town of Holland
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
August 26, 2018
Photos by Karl

Trumpet Vines and Time

how the
trumpet vines
grew on the wall
of my mother’s home
glorious
like her faith
her unconditional love
when God said
“It’s time…”

August 11, 2010

This poem was published
in Bell’s Letters 135, February 2011.

Ellen Grace Olinger

August poems

August
old wild roses
bloom again

path to the garage
on the branch bowed down
two new roses

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warm August night
light fading –
already?

Time Of Singing (1996)

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mid-August
blueberries on sale
from Canada now

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late summer garden
and the lake in sun
blessings of friendship

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a small crowd
waits for the doors to open–
the library

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autumn in the air
young people
open doors for me
at the library

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wind sounds
and wildflowers
in Aunt Marie’s pitcher
gifts of late August

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When my spirit
was overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

Psalm 142: 3a (KJV)

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Ellen Grace Olinger

early morning

early morning
sunflowers wait
for the sun

early morning
fragrance of carnations
in the sunroom

the word
I seem to say
most often
these days —
grateful

August 4, 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

Rain

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

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sometimes
so many years
flow through my mind
today rain refreshes
and the air is autumn

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Karl’s kayak
August 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger