Category: Poetry

Blessings: Rain and Books

Yesterday, I finished rereading A Listening Life, by Tracy Balzer (2011, Pinyon Publishing). She is a new author for me. I know the quality of the work from Pinyon Publishing, and I saw that Jill Briscoe and Luci Shaw recommended the book.

Tracy Balzer “carry some quiet around” is the author’s site. Her new book will be published in June 2021 – more information at her site.

time with a book
needed rain falls
on the gardens . . .
quiet and I hear
the sound of a train


Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

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Garden Colors

This morning I saw a red cardinal and the yellow forsythia by the garage. This afternoon, the cardinal visited the birch tree branch outside my study window.

POEMS From My Archives

time for lunch
cardinals by a pumpkin
in the garden

January 7, 2021

colors change
throughout the day

blue jays on branches
in the lilac bush
just beginning

red cardinal in evergreens

almost every day
I wonder what poems
may appear
what I may write

interesting what may
catch my attention

who or what says

“I am the poem this day”

I only know what touches
my heart and soul . . .

May 12, 2015

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books and music

books and music
from over the years
live on these shelves

even if I don’t
reread or listen again

somehow their
healing influence
is in these words

Ellen Grace Olinger, 2014

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