Petals On Wood

Poems From Psalms And Nature

PETALS ON WOOD

The daylilies in the vase
Are ending

Petals drop on wood

I leave them
They express something poignant

That words never could.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

“Petals On Wood” was published in ARTS ALIVE: A LITERARY REVIEW (1988, The Tinley Park – Park District; Illinois).  This poem is an old favorite.

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