Kitchen Poems

In my post, Small Study Poems, I reprinted poems inspired by my study. These are some poems from the kitchen, over the seasons and years.

preparing a meal
of fresh vegetables
New Year’s Eve

morning work
in the kitchen
porch lights shine
on cotoneasters
covered with snow

March sunrise
shadows of trees
on cedar garage

washing dishes
a rabbit plays
in the garden

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

early June
ferns as tall
as the garden chair

open window
over the kitchen sink
cool fall air

there are poems
in the clouds and
sunrise


and light seen
on the garage
from the kitchen


and one yellow leaf
on the birch tree


there are always poems

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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near the garage

near the garage
on a cold March day
bird songs

soon the garden
will begin in small ways
snowdrops

These are new haiku, posted recently at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. I write practice poems often. This is a longer journal poem:

all the changes
and new blessings

with time

so much I no longer
think about too much

what stays and grows?

unconditional love
the growing light
of this day

my own path with poetry

Image: Reusable Art

The robins will be back soon!

Ellen Grace Olinger

Language Arts

Many of my poems are about the language arts.

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

writing an essay
all I deleted
to say what I mean

turning the page
of an older book
the age in my hands

I discovered the new-for-me images at Reusable Art today.

The first is Peacock Feathers Heading.

The second is Peacock Feather Bouquet.

Ellen Grace Olinger
Poems are from January 2013.
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