more colors of blue

more colors of blue
in Lake Michigan today
than I can name
the wonder of always learning
dreaming new dreams

last Sunday in June
knitting with yarn
the color of blueberries

mid-August
blueberries on sale
from Canada now

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 2015
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only now beginning

only now beginning
late-blooming rose
on the bush planted
long before
we came here

Ellen Grace Olinger
September 2015
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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

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

two poems

wearing
my old sweater
worn thin
Queen Anne’s Lace
along country roads

how does it stay
so regal on this day?
Queen Anne’s Lace

Ellen Grace Olinger
July 2014
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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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