Category: Grief

Summer poems

Drawing from Reusable Art

tree with full leaves
providing shade
comfort of faith

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

wearing
my old sweater
worn thin
Queen Anne’s Lace
along country roads

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

“tree with full leaves”
Time of Singing poetry journal
Summer 2012

“loved for years”
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: May 27, 2017

I reprinted “wearing” at Large Print Poems. The post there was on August 8, 2020. My tanka was published at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog on October 17, 2020.

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Early quiet . . .

Early quiet, as the day begins to grow. This Spring, I ordered used books from small stores at Amazon.

One good example is The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes: Conversations with God on the steps of my soul, by Jill Briscoe (published first in 2005; Monarch Books, UK). You can view the information at Amazon. Jill is gifted in many ways, and I especially enjoy her poetry and honest reflections about life and faith. And I like the book design – easy to read, with many colors and images.

The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) is serving many people, and they are “strong partners” with Goodwill.

late May garden

late May garden
more poems than I could
ever write

in loving memory
my parents and brother
we shall meet again