one red tulip

one red tulip
blooms in the hosta border
time alone with God

The pictures are courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger
April 2016 and April 2019
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Creative Notes

Please see WELCOME TO TINYWORDS 19.1 for the introduction to the new issue by Editors Kathe L. Palka and Peter Newton.

I enjoyed reading Carole MacRury’s winning poem for the recent prompt, and my poem, “Wisconsin winter,” is also featured.

Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

early hours

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

The LORD thy God
in the midst of thee
is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee
with joy; he will rest
in his love, he will joy
over thee with singing.

Zephaniah 3: 17 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2015
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“For, lo, the winter is past”

For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing
of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land

Song of Solomon 2: 11-12 (KJV)

Photo: Ellen Grace Olinger

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