Category: Language Arts

LETTERS acrostic poem

L  ove
 xpressed
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

Today will be a big mail day. Mail could only be delivered one day this week, which we surely understand. The acrostic is from my archives.

Ellen Grace Olinger

poems seen

poems seen
that did not
get written
frost painting
on the side door

from my archives
Ellen Grace Olinger

new bridge old road

Charlotte Digregorio published this poem for the Daily Haiku: November 8, 2018. It was her good idea to create a senryu from one of my tanka.

I will share both poems in this post, so you can read both versions. The poems go well with the new year soon, and the themes of my blog.

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road

Daily Haiku: November 8, 2018

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road
the miracles of
everyday life

Charlotte wrote Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. You can learn more at her site.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems for the Language Arts and Three Photos

R  est
E  ducate
A  dmire
D  ream
I  nspire
N  ew
G  oals

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

eautiful way to
pen hearts and
pen minds to
now new stories and
ongs

older now
used books settle
in their new home

L  ove
 xpressed
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

reading one poem
not many –
seagulls in blue sky

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

rereading poems
new layers of meaning
every year
all the colors
of any given day

Sheboygan County
Wisconsin State Park System
September 8, 2018
Photos by Karl

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Acrostic for Library was published by WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading (Fall 2018).