early morning

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

early morning
and reading
many writers
each time I look
the sky has changed

July 2014

This summer I am rereading books by Luci Shaw, along with a few poetry journals. Here and there I look at memoirs from thrift stores.

Always the Psalms – a place of stability and hope for me. So much room for growth. Sometimes good to read something new, and sometimes good to reread.

July 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Haiku and Acrostic Poems

reading haiku
the generous new growth
of evergreens

My poem was the Daily Haiku: June 21, 2019 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

S  eason of
U  plifting
M  usings and
M  emories
E  ternally
R  eal


early sun fills
a bouquet of flowers

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin – new today

S  ilence
E  nlivens
A  nd
S  olitude
O  pens
N  ew thoughts


Ellen Grace Olinger

Garden Haiku

wind uplifting
the branches of trees

morning garden
shadows of lilacs
on the chair

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

reading poetry
in the garden
summer school

timeless seasons
I don’t know how old
these plants are

each flower
a star for a time

in golden light

Bleeding Hearts: Photo and Poems

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

This is another beautiful photo by Karl from yesterday.

Poems from my archives, inspired by bleeding hearts:

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first inTime Of Singing(1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for myPoet Profileat The Haiku Foundation.


leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Published by Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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