Tag: Uplifting Poetry

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

Image: wpclipart

Poems are from my archives.

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

two poems

Two poems from my archives that I remembered yesterday:

more colors of blue
in Lake Michigan today
than I can name
the wonder of always learning
dreaming new dreams

wearing
my old sweater
worn thin
Queen Anne’s lace
along country roads

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems About Reading

reading the poets
of my parents’
generation
their voices
return

SMILE, 2010

From They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).

reading poetry
my coffee gets cold
guess I made it
for the fragrance

Time Of Singing
Volume 43, “Intermezzo”
Fall 2016

reading
in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
any age

WestWard Quarterly
Winter 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger