Acrostic and Haiku Poems

L  ove of literature
nspires countless
B  eautiful hours of
R  eading many
A  uthors, and sometimes
R  ereading beloved books
Y  early

Library

road work leads
to another way home
wildflowers

open window
over the kitchen sink
cool fall air

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.
August – September 2016, April 2019
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miracles and memories

miracle
of an open window
bird songs

early morning
benches in sun
by a row of stores

years of memories
from this store window
and before

open land
by country roads
home

Ellen Grace Olinger
May 2016
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quiet life

quiet life
the only life
I can live

want to live

wild roses and windmills on country roads

Ellen Grace Olinger
February 2013
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how clear

how clear
the path today
snow in the furrows
of beautifully
plowed fields

Ellen Grace Olinger

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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

years of memories

years of memories
from this store window

and before

open land
by country roads
home

Ellen Grace Olinger

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