Haiku For The Seasons

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories

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praying the Psalms
old rose bush leans
against evergreens

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lake and sky
the same color
Autumn Equinox

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late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

Time Of Singing, Fall 2013

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staying with the light
I read in different corners
of the house

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how still
the winter landscape
I whisper the Psalms

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sunrise
daffodils bowed by rain
recover

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I wonder
what today’s poem may be
lilacs in the wind

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Quiet Christmas Poetry

holiness
and humility
Christmas

Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

tree branches
and winter white sky
poem on the page

Christmas night sky
becomes sunrise
tree branches
covered with ice
glisten in the sun

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

These are poems from Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Old Wood In The House

strong winter winds
old wood in the house
ceilings, floors, walls
startling me in the early hours
speaking to me this day

resilience
strength

the way
Hope holds

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This poem is from January 30, 2012.

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

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I thought I’d begin a new series here of posts that are influenced by my study of haiku.

Ellen Grace Olinger