Category: Creative Author Notes

Journal Poem: Grateful Today

plants and flowers
through the seasons

how welcome the snowdrops
in Spring – daffodils, tulips
and primroses

Summer in our yard
offers daylilies, hosta, goldenrod
hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees

chrysanthemums, coneflowers,
and asters – how wonderful
to grow so well when so much
is past for the year

Just some thoughts today, that I hope to write about again. We bought chrysanthemums at Walmart in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. And saw coneflowers and asters too. Grateful today.

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looking at trees

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

Published first here at Poems From Psalms And Nature on May 16, 2012.

Karl and I reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

Then my haiku was reprinted in this book:

The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press).

I am grateful to see how a poem can last, be read again, and shared in new ways.

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older now

older now
used books settle
in their new home

by Ellen Grace Olinger

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019)
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press
West Union, WV

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