Category: Memoirs In Poetry

Short Poems

zinnia-bouquet

losses in life
low setting sun
through branches of trees
now rises again
as birds quietly sing

*

dragonfly rests
for a moment
on the tree branch
long enough for me
to see each wing

*

reading the poets
of my parents’
generation
their voices
return

(SMILE, 2010)

*

timeless summer day
I don’t know how old
these plants are . . .

The images are courtesy of Free Vintage Art.

so many years

so many years
since my father
lived on this earth

yet when I was
in town again
this summer

even with so much
change

I thought

he would still
know his way
home

Ellen Grace Olinger
September 2, 2016

September sunrise

September sunrise

wind and green leaves

this summer
with the passings
of two dear older
family members

Irma
Marta

evergreens

Ellen Grace Olinger
September 2, 2016