Category: Language Arts

Creative Notes

Large Print Poems is growing well. I am reprinting acrostic poems, haiku, tanka, and other poems.

At Poems From Psalms And Nature, I am working on an index page (not published yet) for the Psalms series this year. For now, I highlighted the months for the series, from the Archives, in one post. Creative Update: Our 2020 series from The Psalms.

The colors today are beautiful and interesting. Blue-grey sky and brilliant early morning sun, trees, perennials in fall, and bright orange pumpkins.

grey day

grey day
colors of books go well
with art on the walls

reading books
and also how they
were created
cover art and design
sequence of poems

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Creative Writing

My routine is simple and consistent.

silence for a time

morning work
some news

read and rest
the same views
offer beauty

art on the walls
from thrift stores
and friends

read many poets
hear many voices
their worlds

perhaps write a poem

One of the best ways to learn how to write is to read.

I have read many methods books and common advice is to create a routine. A lot can get done, in small spaces – place and time – over time.

And a Creative Note: Last month, I began Large Print Poems. I am reprinting some of my acrostic poems, haiku, tanka, and other poems.


Ellen Grace Olinger


a deer discovers
the hosta

new leaves
on the birch tree
and on the branch
with no leaves
a robin

on the branch
with no leaves
sun and shadows

reading poetry
my own words