Tag: Poems

some days

some days
I read a poem
and seem to
understand

other times
I reread and
then I may
understand

and years later
see something new

This week, I am rereading Eye of the Beholder: Poems, by Luci Shaw (2018, Paraclete Press).

The language arts are an ever-growing source of inspiration. Sometimes it is good to simply “hear” a favorite author’s voice. A book may have been with you during a difficult time, and now you understand in another way. Luci Shaw is a generous writer. I gave a few of her books to one of the four places where I received care in 2018 and 2019. Now my care is at two places. And home, with Karl. The goal is to maintain progress.

We have to be patient during this time of COVID-19. Karl follows the science regarding progress for a vaccine. We are following directions!

Please see Luci Shaw The Official Website, if you would like more information. I look forward to her new book later this year.

Dogwood blossom – wpclipart

April afternoon

April afternoon
a month in Wisconsin
that is not winter
yet not really spring

a bright green cloth bag
holds my library books
until the day we can
return them

they are fine where they are
for as long as necessary
there must be library books
in so many homes

another good connection
to community
and so true that books
are friends as well

Ellen Grace Olinger

December

sunrise
seagulls and clouds
fill the sky

mid-day
December sun
from the south
shines on
a Psalm

short days
stars brighten
winter sky

December 2011

Photo by Karl – 2012

calm grey
with a hint of blue
day beginning

looking up
from words –
icicles

December 2013

wpclipart

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

robins

A few petunias
snapdragons, gold and white mums
the robins are gone.

Holding in my heart
as days become cold and dark
robins will return.

PEGASUS (1994)

Ellen Grace Olinger

sun fades

sun fades
art on walls
and prints
on bookcases
in frames or
held in place
by some small
treasure

I take care
to preserve
yet also like
the thought
that in a way
each is then
unique to this

time and place

Image: wpclipart

The poem is from April 2015.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes and Poems

For some time, I have followed Imagery of Light Photography by Sheila Creighton. I enjoyed her post for May 7, 2019: Forsythia Glow. As you may recall, on May 6, 2019, I wrote:

after a warm day
and worth the wait
forsythia

I have always lived in the Midwest. Another site I follow is SUNEARTHSKY Meditations from the Midwest, by Sharon Knight.

The sunrise today recalls a poem from my archives:

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

Thank you
for all the wonderful posts I view every day.
Ellen Grace Olinger