Tag: Wisconsin Poems

Spring poems

Skeins of geese flying
To our neighbor Canada
A brand new chapter
Books arriving in the mail
Songs of beauty and courage

Bell’s Letters Poet, 

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

and then quiet
raindrops on branches
with tiny leaves
bird songs begin

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Images are courtesy of Reusable Art. I also like this image of Pink Roses that was added there this year.



slow travel
boat with lights
in the distance


L ove
I nspires
G oodness
H ope and
T ruth


Late November
barges with their lights on
travel along the Lake Michigan horizon
we leave low-energy lights on too
to say hello


the shortest day
of the year
in my heart


S erene and sure
T rust
A long the
R oad of faith


Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger, written over time.


Images: wpclipart

grey Sunday

grey Sunday
with icicles
by my study window

sounds of Lake Michigan

will this winter cause
some frozen silence
along the beach?

years vary and I remember
the first sounds of rain in spring
early in our time here
after a long winter

colors stay through the year
in many ways

paintings from thrift stores
and dishes with bright colors
work well together
though none of them match

Ellen Grace Olinger

Old Wood In The House

strong winter winds
old wood in the house
ceilings, floors, walls
startling me in the early hours
speaking to me this day


the way
Hope holds

Ellen Grace Olinger

we drove North

we drove North
to see fall colors

along the way
snow fell and
lightly covered

fields of soybeans,
corn, and other crops

and the wind
painted one side
of tall trees
with the snow



tree farm
young trees grow
alongside the old


sun reaches trees
also old pine wood
in the house


This poem is from May 13, 2013:

nothing could be
more beautiful
than the trees
and their new leaves
except for when
they are in full
summer green
and then turn
their autumn colors
and then are their
wise winter selves
waiting for spring


The pear tree is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.