Easter And Spring Poetry

old and new
memories grow together
Spring flowers and trees

lily of the valley
fragrance of forgiveness
memories of love

losses in life
low setting sun
through branches of trees
now rises again
as birds quietly sing

Sunday rest
prayers and gifts
of Winter with
new hope
for Spring

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

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Haiku

new year sunrise
light fills
the red poinsettia

spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting

WestWard Quarterly, Winter 2021.
Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher.

CREATIVE NOTE: I am honored and grateful that two of my haiku appear in the new WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. The magazine is published from Hamilton, Illinois, USA. Their readers and poets are international. My name there is written as Dr. Ellen G. Olinger. In 1987, I earned the Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University. Thank you.