Tag: Changes and Blessings

watercolor words

predawn sky
paints a background
for the new roses
in the blue vase

I watch the light
every day

June’s beautiful
days grew longer
as Spring became
Summer

hosta plants grow
and soon the flowers
will bring hummingbirds

then the wonderful
change to August
and many days
until then

and the light changes
all the time and I often
know by how the light falls
the time, month, season

Hummingbird drawings are courtesy of Reusable Art.

Journal Poem
July 14, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems, Photos, Work on the New Large Print Book

garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer

Cotoneaster shadows on the wood path – May 8, 2017

Hosta – August 8, 2018
Photo by Karl

The perennials are beautiful as they grow, flower, and change through the months and seasons.

The last rose of the year – September 17, 2016
Photo by Karl

Begonias in a thrift store vase – August 31, 2017

It is interesting, as we create a second large print book, the same poems seem to go well with a blog post, an email, and/or reflections in general. There is no hurry with this project. I am beginning to memorize the poems for the book. Then I will know the sequence. I like to be able to think about the work as I work in the kitchen, for example, and soon – the yard.

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

knowing
they cannot stay
but will return
lilacs

Our first large print chapbook is Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photos

Yesterday, I was sitting at the kitchen table and admired the light on the snow near the cotoneasters.

This photo is from March 2017:

These photos are from April 2017:

And this photo is from May 2017:

Ellen Grace Olinger

poems and photo

There is a lightness to the wind today. The evergreens picture joy.

birch tree branches
are simply themselves

no snow
frozen raindrops
from Sunday gone

soon the beginnings
of new green leaves

Poem from my archives:

in the backyard
birds back
and singing
never too old
to find this new

Photo of daffodils from April 2016:

Ellen Grace Olinger

changes and new blessings

all the changes
and new blessings

with time

so much I no longer
think about too much

what stays and grows?

unconditional love
the growing light
of this day

my own path with poetry

Ellen Grace Olinger