Category: Wisconsin

Pelicans – Lake Michigan

I completed a draft for a new book of poetry, and now am selecting possible photos by Karl. He took these photos of the pelicans and Lake Michigan in May 2019.

Three Poems

PRAYING THE PSALMS

praying the Psalms
and reading poetry
books and journals
I write new poems
about everyday life

HAIKU

time to read
wind and shadows
on evergreens

BOOKS ON THE SHELVES

books on the shelves
from many years
new books and old
from thrift stores
and discarded by libraries

looking at the books
as I sit and write
gives me peace
and books by my chair
in my small study

I do not need to teach
from the books, or even
read them on any schedule,
they are my books now
and they give me peace

Photo by Susanne Jutzeler on Pexels.com

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Spring will return

Spring will return
here and there
and then I’ll say,
“When did this happen?”

Today, though,
I rest in longer light
on evergreens
in a tiny bit of wind

Ellen Grace Olinger (archives)

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a small card

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

Ellen Grace Olinger – from my archives

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