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Monday notes

Recently, Karl and I went to Walmart in Sheboygan. We walked through the new expanded books area – very nice. Yesterday, we went to Harbor Freight Tools in Sheboygan, and drove around a little to admire June gardens. We stopped at Woodlake Market in Kohler. I had not been there for a time, and was happy to see books for sale there as well.

Photo by Karl – July 2018

Rain

Poems from my archives

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 in dark night
refreshes each leaf
today I think of you
no longer with grief

for my father

rain before dawn
I think about the peonies
almost ready to bloom
and those in the area
already bowed to the ground

rainstorm
in the night
I sit and pray
for a longer time
today

rain in the night
and grey sunrise
soon we will see
the growth
from this time

Ellen Grace Olinger

Bleeding Hearts: Photo and Poems

This is another beautiful photo by Karl from yesterday.

Poems from my archives, inspired by bleeding hearts:

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation.

AUTUMN GRACE

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Published by Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly.

Ellen Grace Olinger

sunrise

I saw the sun rising, soon after 5 AM. Grey clouds with pink colors around the edges, and blue sky.

Photo credit: wpclipart

gentle colors

Lake Michigan
grey water today

blue clouds
along the horizon
and then light grey
clouds and sky

trees with their
new green

Honeysuckle grows by Lake Michigan – June 2017.

Poem and this photo are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Japanese Honeysuckle is courtesy of wpclipart.