Category: Grief

short poems

losses in life
low setting sun
through branches of trees
now rises again
as birds quietly sing

new day
in my older life
sun on evergreens

new day begins
ribbon bookmarks
from beloved books
rest on the wood shelf

reminding me
to love each day
one gold leaf
on the birch tree

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

“autumn leaves” was the Daily Haiku for August 14, 2019.
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Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

July Poems and Pictures

robin on the branch
outside my window
rain-washed air

July 15, 2010

Peonies In July
July 8, 2011
Photo by Karl

Deep calleth unto deep … *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV)

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July 24, 2012

dragonfly rests
for a moment
on the tree branch
long enough for me
to see each wing

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July 18, 2013

wildflowers grow
by fields of corn
words of poetry
uplift my soul
keep me strong

Queen Anne’s Lace
along the roads
missing my mother
she somehow
seems near

July 17, 2014

strength for the iris
while waiting to bloom
daylily

July 16, 2015

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

July 30, 2015

Gerbera Daisy Plants
July 4, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

morning music
bird songs more present
than sounds from the highway

July 7, 2017

Flowers
July 29, 2018
Photo by Karl

as I create a post
and prepare to publish
I see the themes
of my life so far

art, beauty, creativity, encouragement, faith, flowers, gratitude, grief, health, hope, love, nature, poetry, seasons. . .

July 23, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

two haiku

all that has happened
since the last time they bloomed
lilacs

both joy and grief
over years of lilacs
hope for many more

today

poem

sometimes

I like to create
new arrangements
for the art
in my study

this morning
it brings some
peace to sit
in my chair

and everything
the same and
work in progress
as the day before

and after a time – a new poem

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