Category: Poetry

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

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


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


reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils


writing an essay
all I deleted
to say what I mean


Ellen Grace Olinger