Names and Addresses

Lake Michigan – December 2017

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

Pumpkins and Garden Mums – yesterday

Photos and poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Seed Under Snow

The faith of birds
trusting in seed
under snow

Ellen Grace Olinger

This poem was published first in SMILE, a large print journal, that was edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson for years.

I also included the poem in my first chapbook, And So My Soul (2001, Elin Grace Publishing).  Out of print.

The following images are courtesy of Reusable Art.