all the roads

I am grateful for all the roads I know in our area.  There are the roads people use to get to the freeways, and then there are the smaller roads.  I like the slower pace, and that I can take extra time to arrive home from errands, at this time in my life.

Sometimes I like to visit the roads that I reached after returning here from my mother’ s home in the Milwaukee area, years ago.  There was always a sense of being in a familiar place, of course; then as I reached the small country roads further north, I felt my soul-home and place.

These roads are always new, even as their presence in my life is a deep blessing.

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country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing
Summer 2012

Discover Challenge: Superpower

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Superpower – I read many poets, and keep reading new writers, along with rereading books and journals.

I am reading the new issue of Time Of Singing, and also set aside past Winter and Spring issues for some quiet hours.  This challenge also asks us to identify our gifts.  Throughout my life, I have often been told I have the gift of encouragement.

I began work on a new large print chapbook, to follow our site and book, Quiet Christmas Poetry.  This is another way to encourage.

Perhaps for my new book:

country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

Time Of Singing
Summer 2012

older now
used books settle
in their new home

where once
I mourned
irises

roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

Ellen Grace Olinger