Tanka: Late August

late August
and still Summer
bees and goldenrod
by a sunny window
on a quiet morning

Published by WestWard Quarterly The Magazine of Family Reading, Summer 2022. You can also learn about this print journal at WWQ on Facebook.

December Poems

I created this collection for our site, Easter And Spring Poetry. I am staying in touch there through the seasons now. This is a reprint of the post yesterday.

“These poems are from posts at POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN this year.”

peaceful time
with my blogs
remembrance

Midwest seasons
decades of life
each familiar
and yet always
new

reflections of lights
in the windows
with Norway Spruce
tree branches
and pine cones

new place
for the Christmas cactus
sunroom window

tall weathered tree
clouds and blue sky
fill the spaces
where branches
no longer grow

December sunrise
evergreens in wind
and light

December garden
evergreen light
wind and blue sky

Ellen Grace Olinger

Grateful for Books and Blogs

Good to read many good books.

Sites you may wish to visit – I turn to their art for hope and encouragement, and I admire their craft.

Barbara Crooker

The Course of Our Seasons – Kathleen Gresham Everett

nichepoetryandprose – Jane Tims

Luci Shaw The Official Website.

And I am grateful for the many blog posts I view every week, and more than I can name here. Thank you.

Photo by Karl

Photos, Memories, New Poems

photos of sunflowers
the field on the way home
from my mother’s home
years and years ago
gave me strength

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

Psalm 18: 1

My poem is from a new sequence at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin:
August days go by.

Another idea is a haiku or two – perhaps writing prompts for a poetry lesson. With a general beginning, writers can add their own images and reflections. I was viewing photos at the WordPress.com free photo library.

photos of sunflowers
field on the way home
from my mother’s home

photos of flowers
gardens and fields
on my way home

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Holy Week

Holy week
lily flowers
wait to bloom

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

Time of Singing (Spring 2014)

Reprinted by Gene Meyers in his column, Celebrating Holy Week with Christian Haiku (2016), at the Haiku Society of America.

“Holy Week” was selected for my Poet Profile page in the Haiku Registry, at The Haiku Foundation.

Haiku are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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Winter days

Winter days
and today I am reading from
Winter issues of Time of Singing poetry journal.
The quiet winter view in my study.

I wrote this poem for Haiku Art Site, and added two paintings from the WordPress.com free photo library.

bright colors
in winter
abstract art

bright colors poem and post

And a different picture for this post.

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