Category: Light

two poems: new and old

March sunrise
shadows of trees
on cedar garage

this morning

garage painting (in words)

Yesterday, while working at the kitchen sink, I looked out the window and saw a beautiful image:

some moss on the side of the cedar garage
with a cedar tree nearby
light was shining there
with the shapes of the tree branches
amidst the green

April 4, 2013

Ellen Grace Olinger

Winter Solstice 2019 and Lake Levels

Posts in my reader reminded me that today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. I searched on Google and learned the solstice happens here at 10:19 PM (Central time).

The winter beauty can be stark here, with long winters and also the longer days of light at the same time. Truly wonderful to see, and always grateful for those who keep roads and power lines clear. All the good service.

Lake Michigan is at its highest level I can remember. Karl and neighbors are researching shore protection. I learned from Karl that 1986 was the last time the water was this high.

Haiku 2019

near the garage
on a cold March day
bird songs

morning clouds
and here and there
enough light for the lily

reading poetry
some blue sky among clouds
and forsythia

everything must be
perfect for them this year
irises everywhere

summer
early sun fills
a bouquet of flowers

reading haiku
the generous new growth
of evergreens

rain and
near my window
first daylilies bloom

early morning
hosta flowers grow
above the windowsill

Saturday morning
so happy with the plants
we bought on sale

peaceful morning
a prayer from childhood
still with me

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

Credits:

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

“reading haiku”
Daily Haiku: June 21, 2019
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

reading poems

reading poems
and a few moments
to reflect upon
what I read

light for a time
on the birch trees
on a grey day

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