always beauty

after the leaves fall
and the days grow short
holiday lights begin

small town main streets
and country roads

November skies and fields
have a stark and simple
beauty

when winter settles in
for a long time
after Christmas

the light in January
is already changed
from now

Ellen Grace Olinger
2017

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I begin again

I begin again
with Psalm One
a snowflake falls
then another
each a work of art

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And he shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season:
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 1: 3 (KJV)

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Ellen Grace Olinger

rain today

rain today
how soon we reach
the end of what we know
and how deep
faith continues to grow

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wind

wind
through fields
of corn

driving
past a tree farm

I remember
when these trees
were small

Ellen Grace Olinger