old family tablecloth

old family tablecloth
placed over
my tall file cabinet

from where I sit
and read . . .

the pattern
forms the
Cross

Happy Easter!

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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winter thaws

winter thaws
and icebergs melt
water flows again

flowers begin to grow

as times of grief
slowly (I am slow)
give way to new life

not the same
yet so beautiful
in another way

and flowers bloom

Poem and photos are by Ellen Grace Olinger.


old weathered trees

old weathered trees
in afternoon sun
seem so peaceful
why worry about leaves
not just yet
the sun is longer
and maybe warmer
and the sky is blue

Ellen Grace Olinger