ancient lilacs

ancient lilacs
cover the graves
Memorial Day

memories
of memories
lilacs in bloom

knowing
they cannot stay
but will return
lilacs

“ancient lilacs” was published in SMILE (edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson); and Humoresque (for the United Amateur Press Association of America, edited/published by Jean Calkins).

Poems to share again – thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic and Haiku

L  ove
E  xpressed
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

Letters

Gentle spring winds
in evergreen trees
the friendship we grew

Time Of Singing, 2012

Ellen Grace Olinger
March 2016
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gratitude

someone helps me
at the library
and I say thank you
then help someone else
at the grocery store

ancient lilacs
cover the graves
Memorial Day

Published in SMILE, edited by Joyce M. Johnson; and Humoresque, edited by Jean Calkins.

trees with full leaves
providing shade
comfort of faith

Time Of Singing
Volume 39 Number 2
Summer 2012

they ask to be
in this poem
daffodils

May 2015 – June 2015
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Ellen Grace Olinger

The photos are from 2018.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not from us.
2 Corinthians 4: 7

“For, lo, the winter is past”

For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing
of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land

Song of Solomon 2: 11-12 (KJV)

Photo: Ellen Grace Olinger

Seasons

some trials
were given to me young
yet also
this gift of faith

country graves
silk flowers bloom
by the stones

seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given

“seasons repeat” was published first in Mayfly, Winter 2015.

Ellen Grace Olinger
February 2015
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