Mid-May Garden Poems

This morning, I am trying some ideas for short poems, from what I wrote yesterday.

to see old friends
time in the yard

flowers bloom
and bees visit
the gardens

primroses, ferns
daffodils, and
bleeding hearts

lily and hyacinth
plants from stores
now by the back door

Karen’s Whimsy
Karen’s Whimsy

Karen’s Whimsy Public Domain Images

new green leaves

new green leaves
on trees that knew

the colors
of dramatic autumn

in silence sometimes
and in small ways

new dreams grow

May 13, 2015Poems from Oostburg, Wisconsin

“Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger” – May 19, 2021
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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Creative Work

Daily writing prompt
Describe a risk you took that you do not regret.

I am grateful for the ability to write and publish my work with blogs. And grateful to the editors and publishers who have shared a few of my poems with their readers – print journals and books, and online journals.

I enjoy creating posts where I can follow a poem through the years.

Here is an example from Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin on February 24, 2023. I will reprint the post. Thank you for reading here today.

seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given

by Ellen Grace Olinger

August 17, 2014
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Mayfly, 58, Winter 2015
Brooks Books Haiku

4 September 2015

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: April 2, 2016

The Signature Haiku Anthology, Including Senryu and Tanka. This print book was edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2020.

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Two Sunday Haiku

quiet music
on a Sunday morning
spring rain

Sunday silence
raindrop in sun
on a leaf

“quiet music” is from April 15, 2012, at Poems From Psalms And Nature (this blog).

“Sunday Silence” was the Daily Haiku: January 10, 2021 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

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Changes, Care, Prayer

Daily writing prompt
How have you adapted to the changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic?

We have adapted well. The Daily writing prompts are a good way to learn about more blogs, and perhaps new readers visit here. I am always grateful to see how readers are from different generations and from over the years. We continue to take great care.

From March 2020 to July 2020, I posted a verse from the Psalms, every day, with a picture (please see Archives). Then I worked with the content and created Pages (right sidebar).

The first post was on March 17, 2020: New Series From The Psalms.

And as I worked, I was grateful to discover this Bible verse.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

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Grateful for Blogs

Daily writing prompt
What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had?

There is always more to learn, and I am grateful for all I learn with blogs. Karl helped me begin our first site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, in December 2009. I remember learning how to create a simple post, and the good achievement that was for me. I wanted to reprint some of my poems from print journals, share them with more people, and also thank the editors and publishers. Perhaps a few new readers found their work too.

Now I write drafts of new poems as I create and work here. There may be several revisions before I publish the post. Learning how to add images was a new skill.

I also began a handwritten journal again yesterday, and wrote about that in a post at the Oostburg, Wisconsin blog: Spring Gifts. The journal is from Beverly Dyer – I learned of her art from her blog.

So much more to learn, and I am grateful. Sometimes I stay with what I already know for awhile, and then learn a little more. Thank you.

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