Category: Poetry

Hope

Deep calleth unto deep . . .*
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV)

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Haiku: Ellen Grace Olinger
Photo: wpclipart

Planting with Hope by Charles A. Waugaman

Planting with Hope

I worked because I hoped for coming rain.
The dry earth by itself could woo no growth
From seeds entrusted to its dusty care,
But there was still tomorrow,
Damp with hope.

I lingered for the lilacs were in bloom.
Great plumes of purple watched me as I raked
Prompting my trust, inspiring my desire
And there was still tomorrow,
Primed with hope.

I labored where the waves of scented wind
Embraced me, and continuing till dusk,
Thinned the rich air with freshened cool delight,
For there would be tomorrow’s
Rain, I hoped.

By Charles A. Waugaman
Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need (2007, Elin Grace Publishing).
All Rights Reserved.

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Please see the books page at Time Of Singing if you wish more information about this poetry anthology.  All proceeds benefit Time of Singing.

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Trees: Short Poems

as beautiful
without leaves
birch trees
in the forest

day began early
and winding down
light catches the end
of an evergreen branch
in a light breeze

wind uplifting
branches of trees
sunrise

weathered trees
strong and beautiful
my time of healing

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

reading a new book
the fragrance
of fresh paper

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

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New hosta by the birch tree – May 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

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

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

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reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils

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writing an essay
all I deleted
to say what I mean

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Ellen Grace Olinger