Poems for Flowers

Poems from over the years

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

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

road work leads
to another way home
wildflowers

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: May 27, 2017

each flower
a star for a time
daylilies

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

growing older
goldenrod and roses
refreshed by rain

Blessings,
Ellen Grace Olinger

Bleeding Hearts: Photo and Poems

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

This is another beautiful photo by Karl from yesterday.

Poems from my archives, inspired by bleeding hearts:

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first inTime Of Singing(1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for myPoet Profileat The Haiku Foundation.

AUTUMN GRACE

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Published by Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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ancient lilacs

ancient lilacs
cover the graves
Memorial Day

memories
of memories
lilacs in bloom

knowing
they cannot stay
but will return
lilacs

“ancient lilacs” was published in SMILE (edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson); and Humoresque (for the United Amateur Press Association of America, edited/published by Jean Calkins).

Poems to share again – thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger

turning a page

turning a page
of a new-used book
light rests on green leaves

Ellen Grace Olinger
May 2014
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rereading

rereading
older poems
by many poets
light falls
on old pine boards

Ellen Grace Olinger
April 2013
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Quiet Christmas Poetry

Quiet Christmas Poetry is both a site and a large print chapbook.

Some examples of poems:

family dinner
memories span decades
in minutes

reading old letters
reflections of Christmas lights
on the water

Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

new year
on the horizon
simple lines
of barns and trees
in the fog

Please visit Quiet Christmas Poetry for more information.

Ellen Grace Olinger