Poem and Creative Notes

driving home
on different roads
and streets

these trees are taller

I remember places
that only exist in photos
and memories now

and then
the beauty

of today

Ellen Grace Olinger

I searched this site to see if I had published this poem before, and I rediscovered this Guest Post by Carol Purington (April 6, 2017). Her tanka are wonderful. The phrase in common is “driving home.”

You can visit Carol Purington at Woodslawn Farm, and read her new post there for March 2019.

Ellen Grace Olinger

trees and flowers

I look out the windows and see the light green growth at the ends of the evergreen branches. The purple and white lilacs are gorgeous, along with forget-me-nots, and yellow and purple violets.

flowers and leaves
in light wind
and sun . . .
new beginnings
at any age

Ellen Grace Olinger
June 2014
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Photo: wpclipart

three poems

groceries for Mom
fresh flowers
always on the list

in loving memory

raindrops decorate
my study window
outside new leaves grow
on the tree I watched
turn gold

Spring in town
dandelions bloom
by the hardware store

“Dandelion bloom” is courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger
May 2014
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Gift Poems

In my previous post, turning the vase, I mentioned that some poems are simply gifts. Perhaps practice helps us to be able to create art from these moments, as we pay attention, work, and rest. Reflect. Revise as needed. Honor the time the work needs.

These are a few more examples, from my blog archives in general.

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

Published in Bell’s Letters PoetWestWard Quarterly, and SMILE.

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

trusting God
a little more
with my questions
fog rests
on Spring fields

Time Of Singing, Spring 2014

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Photo credit: wpclipart