Summer soon

Spring continues
to bless with primroses,
lilacs, forget-me-nots,
and bleeding hearts

Summer soon
and there will be peonies,
roses, daylilies, and hosta
flowers

Fall is welcome
in its time with
all the colors
and shorter days

Winter fades
from memory now
though not the beauty
and the quiet

Sometimes I wonder
where the years go
and what the seasons were
they are recorded here

Summer soon – June 7, 2019

POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN

Karen’s Whimsy

Art and Libraries

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

Acrostic for Library
WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading
My poem was published in Fall 2018.

Oostburg Public Library “Modern resources, personalized services”
Photo by Karl from July 1, 2018.

We discovered the Little Free Library site a few years ago. Karl and I donated copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry to the free libraries in our area. We also gave a copy to our Oostburg Library in town.

Karl’s winter photo of the Lake Michigan beach, several years ago, is the Cover Art for Quiet Christmas Poetry.

And I am grateful for the WordPress.com free photo library.

Photo by Skyler Ewing on Pexels.com

Posts in this series:

Art and Hope
Art and Nature
Art and Seasons
Art and Flowers

Thank you

Photo by Karl

forsythia

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

forsythia
by the garage
and cedar fence
green and yellow
in the day’s light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press). I have been reading her poetry and prose for decades.

Luci Shaw The Official Website

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names and addresses

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

Time of Singing, Spring 2018

“not yet written” and “still wanting to remember” were also published in All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press; West Union, WV.

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