Tag: Creativity

Poems

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry. Fall 2019. Lora Homan Zill is the Editor.

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2017.

cooler weather and strong winds
all the leaves falling and we see the shapes of trees
light streams into the house as the sun moves south
red geraniums still bloom
October turns to face November

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
October 2011

reading
in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
any age

WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. Winter 2016. Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor.

Image is from wpclipart.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

snow on the fields

gentle growing snowfall
evergreens heavy-laden
and bearing the weight
with such ease

all the fields
that will soon be
corn and soybeans
wheat and wildflowers

prepared for planting

I found this poem again
in my February 2012 archives for this site,
Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl

Four Poems

These are poems that I wrote in 2018. Some of you may have read them first at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, which we began in December 2009.

We Drove North

we drove North
to see fall colors

along the way
snow fell and
lightly covered

fields of soybeans,
corn, and other crops

and the wind
painted one side
of tall trees
with the snow

October 2018

Evergreen Branches

evergreen branches
fill part of the sky
without the ash tree 

words that are tears
may be harder to write
and this is just fine

sometimes I read a poem
years later and remember
my emotions

do I revise the poem?
improve the craft?

sometimes yes
and the change
may be small

but only if I do not
lose the voice of the
person I was then

who wrote the poem

November 2018

November Mornings

November mornings
and shorter days

a small lamp
transforms a room

I read with my new
and stronger glasses

so grateful for stars
in the sky

and words in my mind
a book, post, prayer

the sun rises
reaches the tops of trees

the weathered trees
I so love

November 2018

Blessings

poetry books
by my chair
a few snowflakes
music and silence

stir-fried vegetables
in olive oil this morning
cooked in my new
cast iron skillet

all the voices and designs
colors of fruits and vegetables

verses from Psalm 23 –
He restoreth my soul . . .
my cup runneth over . . .
goodness and mercy . . .

December 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

From Psalm 145

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable.

Psalm 145: 3 (KJV)

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KODAK Digital Still Camera

Lake Michigan
July 25, 2018
Photo by Karl

Trumpet Vines

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Yesterday I posted a short poem that described a small country cemetery, with trumpet vines growing taller than the gravestones.  For me, this pictures the Easter story.

The photos of trumpet vines in this post are by “Paul Sherman of wpclipart dedicated to the Public Domain.”   He edits and manages this site, which is an education resource.

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