Anthologies: Three Poems

peaceful morning
a prayer from childhood
still with me

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

Credits:

peaceful morning – Bundled Wildflowers, Haiku Society of America 2020 Members’ Anthology. Bryan Rickert, Editor. And Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, Nov. 10, 2020.

reading memoirs – All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku, 2019. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, West Union WV.

light falls – Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology. David Grayson, Editor. And Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, Aug. 21, 2019.

One idea I have for a new Page is to create a sequence of my poems that have been published in anthologies. Perhaps this post is a good way to begin a small collection, for Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger. Thank you.

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Art and Seasons

Previous posts in the “Art and” series: Art and Hope and Art and Nature.

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Easter and Spring Poetry 2022

I began reviewing our Easter and Spring Poetry site. This year, I decided to reprint poems that readers seem to especially like in large bold print, with different images.

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bloganuary: January 2, 2022

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Prompt of the day: What is a road trip you would love to take?

I look forward to more drives again here in Sheboygan County, Midwest, USA. When we moved here years ago, I learned how to drive to Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and home again, on country roads and streets.

There is a Mead Public Library Blog. I recognized the WordPress theme they use and follow their blog.

We also enjoy our Oostburg Public Library.

Sometimes we visit the Cedar Grove Public Library in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.

And I am sure many readers know about theLittle Free Librarysite and program. There are many little libraries in our area.

With books, we can visit many places!

Two poems from our Archives:

routine errands
never routine
country roads

new library books
and wandering home
on all the roads
fields, Spring air, sky
first red-winged blackbird

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Many Artists

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These are a few of the many wonderful photos I posted here this year, from the WordPress.com free photo library.

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Creative Note: Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Yesterday was the 12th Anniversary for POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN. We began with WordPress.com on December 19, 2009.

Three posts there that may be of interest:

Achievement – 12 Years

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December Poems: 2009 – the present by Ellen Grace Olinger

And the first post for this site, POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE, was on July 18, 2010.

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December Poems

I created this collection for our site, Easter And Spring Poetry. I am staying in touch there through the seasons now. This is a reprint of the post yesterday.

“These poems are from posts at POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN this year.”

peaceful time
with my blogs
remembrance

Midwest seasons
decades of life
each familiar
and yet always
new

reflections of lights
in the windows
with Norway Spruce
tree branches
and pine cones

new place
for the Christmas cactus
sunroom window

tall weathered tree
clouds and blue sky
fill the spaces
where branches
no longer grow

December sunrise
evergreens in wind
and light

December garden
evergreen light
wind and blue sky

Ellen Grace Olinger