Category: Midwest

Mead Library

Yesterday, Karl and I went to Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

It was raining, and the parking lot was full, so we parked on the street. We had not been there for awhile, and it is wonderful to see all the creativity, along with the books. I remember going to a large bookstore years ago, and I already knew about the poetry books that interested me from the library. Yesterday, I shopped in their Friends of Mead Public Library Bookstore – and bought three more memoirs. The price was 50 cents each, and I chose to pay a dollar for each book. I seem to be growing a used book collection, that I can share again in new ways.

New for me this visit:

Imaginarium & Digital Media Lab

Mead’s Seed Library

We continue to enjoy ART AT THE LIBRARY, and viewed the Rocca Bookmarks collection.

Library poems from my archives:

a small crowd
waits for the doors to open –
the library

autumn in the air
young people
open doors for me
at the library

Karl took this photo at Mead Library in August 2018.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Signs of Spring

the trail looks the same today

brown colors of early Spring
some snow and there may
be more in our Wisconsin April

yet the sounds tell more of the story

bird songs again
and now
for the first time this year

we hear frogs sing
from ponds in fields

the trail is more alive today

Photos by Karl
April 6, 2019

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Creek at Veterans Park

On March 23, 2019, our walk around Veterans Park in Oostburg, Wisconsin inspired this poem:

snow melt in town
some piles of snow
in the park
creek running clear
and can see the stones
at the bottom
blue sky background
for the trees

Yesterday, although a cold day, we went to the park again. We walked a short time, and Karl took photos of the creek.

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger