Tag: Poems For Bulletin Boards

Creative Notes

Karl and I stopped at Festival Foods in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. I discovered Julu Cards by JL Creations – Crystal, Minnesota. Nice to send some handwritten notes.

colors that will
bloom again
in Wisconsin gardens
greeting cards
at the grocery store

today

now that I know
their name
I see them everywhere
hydrangeas

September 13, 2017 – post from Poems For Bulletin Boards

August 6, 2019 – post from Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

The Hydrangeas are courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Happy New Year

I looked at my “Stats for 2019.” After “Home page/Archives” my acrostics for Reading, Library, and Rain are the most read poems.

We are grateful for all the readers, from so many countries, who visit the blog. Thank you and blessings for the New Year and always.

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

READING

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY
WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018

R  efresh and renew
 ppreciate the plants in all their stages
I   nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
 ever without Hope

RAIN

Ellen Grace Olinger

images and words

images and words
fly through the air
searching for a form
searching for a poem
to call their own

An old poem, from years ago

now that I know
their name
I see them everywhere
hydrangeas

I also shared this poem on my site, Poems For Bulletin Boards, on September 13, 2017, with a different picture. Teachers are welcome to use my poems in their lessons, with proper credit. There is a simple language lesson in this poem.

The image is a sample from Redouté’s Fabulous Flowers, courtesy of Dover Publications and The Dover Design Sampler.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Roses at the Library and Three Poems

Oostburg Public Library
“A Little Library Growing Everyday”
Photo by Karl yesterday

A few favorite poems:

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

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY acrostic poem
WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018

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

READING acrostic poem

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poems: March and April

M   arvelous
A   rrival of Spring
R   enewal of gardens
C   hange of scene
H   eaven on earth!

ppreciate
oetry
ead and write
nspire and
isten

April is National Poetry Month, founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996.

And some photos:

Lake Michigan
March 17, 2019
Photo by Karl

Lake Michigan
April 16, 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger