Two Poems From My Archives

shoveling . . .
scent of mint
through snow

This haiku was selected for the 25th Anniversary Volume, Time Of Singing, in 1998.

ice floating
in rose-colored water
some days
feeling old
some young

a Lake Michigan poem

Ellen Grace Olinger
January 2018
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poems and books

gold leaves
drift to ground
sunbeam
on the water

reading
a devotional book
names of authors
in small print

Quiet Christmas Poetry, by contrast, is a large print book.  I still remember sharing with an older relative in 2014, and my aunt said, “Oh, I can read this.”  Karl and I created this book from my Christmas site.

I am grateful for different books,
which seem to work well at different times.

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

reading the poets
of my parents’
generation
their voices
return

we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

The previous three poems are published in the book:  They Gave Us Life: Celebrating MothersFathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press). As noted in the book, “reading the poets” was also published in SMILE, 2010.

September 2017 – November 2017
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Ellen Grace Olinger