Category: Language Arts

Short Poems for July

of summers gone by
voices on the breeze

From 2012


country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

Time Of Singing
Summer 2012


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

From 2015


loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

“loved for years” was reprinted by Charlotte Digregorio for the Daily Haiku: May 27, 2017.


chicory_illustrationImage: wpclipart

Acrostic for LIBRARY

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


Acrostic poem:  Ellen Grace Olinger

“clematis wallpaper blue” is courtesy of wpclipart.

Language Arts

Another idea I have for a large print chapbook is a collection of my short poems for all ages about the language arts.

B eautiful way to
O pen hearts and
O pen minds to
K now new stories and
S ongs


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


reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils


writing an essay
all I deleted
to say what I mean


Ellen Grace Olinger