old family tablecloth

old family tablecloth
placed over
my tall file cabinet

from where I sit
and read . . .

the pattern
forms the

Happy Easter!

Ellen Grace Olinger

Thoughts of a friend

Thoughts of a friend
Who always loved and grew
I wonder . . . Has the sky
Ever been this beautiful a blue?

for Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)

Published in Time Of Singing (2011).

Ellen Grace Olinger

“give us this day”

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

healthy food
and more exercise
as the weather
is more like Spring

blood pressure monitor
on my desk and
mail from Medicare
on the kitchen table

Spring appointments
on my calendar
and grateful for care
both kind and good

poetry in the mail too
and a shelf of memoirs
from thrift stores to read
food for the soul

Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6: 11 (KJV)

Peaceful gratitude – Ellen Grace Olinger

“Sun petals” image is courtesy of wpclipart.

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