Prayer plant

Prayer plant
awakening

so quiet

I listen

Published in HUMMINGBIRD, Magazine of the Short Poem (2001).

Ellen Grace Olinger

Favorite Short Poems – 3

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY
WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018

S ilence
E nlivens
A nd
S olitude
O pens
N ew thoughts

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven . . .

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 (KJV)

SEASON and the Bible verse from Ecclesiastes are from our large print book, Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Favorite Short Poems – 2

new growth
on evergreens
dinner with old friends

SMILE
Summer 2010

late September
and time with old friends
afternoon sun
shines on leaves
turning gold

2011

These two poems were written for friends from Northern Illinois University and Northeastern Illinois University – we stay in touch and I am grateful.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Favorite Short Poems – 1

Readers over the years seem to especially like these poems. This is the first post in a new series. We began Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin in December 2009. I review my archives often.

You are welcome to reprint my poems with proper credit. Ideas are a bulletin board in a classroom, library, hospital, nursing home, etc. Thank you!

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Published by Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly.

turning the vase
of flowers
learning
there are
more roses

Published by Bell’s Letters Poet.

H   ard work
A   nd hope
R   ealized, and
V   ery grateful
E   ternally, with
S   ongs
T  o sing

HARVEST

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth,
bearing precious seed,
shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,

bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126: 5-6 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger