reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Ellen Grace Olinger

My poem was published in a new anthology. The book is available at Amazon.

All the Way Home:
Aging in Haiku

Edited by
Robert Epstein

Middle Island Press
West Union WV

Three New Poems

Quiet Hours

quiet hours
of reading
before dawn

reflection
of a lamp
in the window

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

Seasons

once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun

Routine Care

routine care
and happy to wait my turn
I watch the world go by
and my heart
fills with love

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
Ellen Grace Olinger
October 2019

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