Tag: Roses

Short Poems

R  ose clouds at sunrise, and the day
O  pens to songs, silence, and new
S  trength, with hope
E  verlasting

ROSE acrostic poem

old roses
now in bloom
a few petals fall
from the blue vase
caught by a poem

Published by SMILE, 2011.

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

Ellen Grace Olinger

Image: wpclipart

Good Morning

I sit and read past issues of WestWard Quarterly as I look forward to their new Fall issue. The colors are few outside my study window. Grey sky and evergreens. The gold of the birch tree leaves seems more quiet. For a moment, light reaches the tall old trees.

My goals are simple – everyday work around the house. Follow instructions from my health care team. I remember when I was a teacher and then drove to the Milwaukee area every week to help with my mother’s care. I like that this discipline is a part of me, and I feel the support of past work, as I continue with gratitude.

Great progress, and my new path shines with joy, contentment, and hope. One step at a time. One post at a time.

Photos by Karl
Garden Journal
July 5, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

late afternoon

late afternoon
on a warm fall day
people of all ages
at the market
time for supper

Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly – Oostburg, Wisconsin

We bought these flowers at Mentink’s Market in July.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Roses

Beautiful flowers from Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin.

Photo today
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