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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

Four Poems

almost dawn
small pink poinsettia
waits by the window

years
generations
stories

told
in many
ways

how love
may change
yet endures

a barge with lights
travels our great lake . . .
thoughts and prayers
for those with thoughts
of home

reading
the Christmas story
sounds
of carpenters
at work

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Poems are from my archives.

Ellen Grace Olinger

how lovely

how lovely
to have books around
and journals too

I create still life
arrangements that
change often

keep a book by my side
for company even
when I cannot read

trust the mystery
of who to read
and when

the words I need today
the words I needed then

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl
Oostburg, Wisconsin
August 2018

Evergreen Time

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N ovember
O pens to blue skies
V ery cold weather soon to
E ndure, yet many
M oments of
B eauty to
E xperience
R enewal each day

*

ordering
a Christmas wreath
for my parents’ graves
even though I know
they are not there

*

L ove
E ternal
A nd
F orever

*

years go by
leaves fall
time of rest
then rebirth
God’s time
not mine

*

November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

SMILE
(Fall/Winter 2008 – 09)

SMILE, a large print poetry journal, was edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for many years.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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