we hold the door

we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

My poem was published in the book They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).

Photos in my post today are courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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
The poem is from 2017.

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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

Nature Photography

For a few years, I went outside and simply looked for art in the yard, and took the photos that were there already.

October 2016

Leaves on brown tarp – October 2017

December 2017

Photos are by Ellen Grace Olinger.