near the garage

near the garage
on a cold March day
bird songs

soon the garden
will begin in small ways
snowdrops

These are new haiku, posted recently at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. I write practice poems often. This is a longer journal poem:

all the changes
and new blessings

with time

so much I no longer
think about too much

what stays and grows?

unconditional love
the growing light
of this day

my own path with poetry

Image: Reusable Art

The robins will be back soon!

Ellen Grace Olinger

to the store

to the store
on old roads
on a cold day
heron stands
in the river

Images: wpclipart

Ellen Grace Olinger
May 2014 and March 2019
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birds

birds in the painting
from the thrift store
forever in flight

Ellen Grace Olinger
January 2013

The images are courtesy of Reusable Art. There are many pictures of birds there. I like this Black Feather Drawing by Charles M. Relyea.

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Language Arts

Many of my poems are about the language arts.

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

writing an essay
all I deleted
to say what I mean

turning the page
of an older book
the age in my hands

I discovered the new-for-me images at Reusable Art today.

The first is Peacock Feathers Heading.

The second is Peacock Feather Bouquet.

Ellen Grace Olinger
Poems are from January 2013.
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