the years

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Snowdrops – Ellen Grace Olinger

the years
that were so hard
and yet
they gave me
my stories

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There have been new sorrows since last Easter, with passings of older family members and friends.  The perennials return in spring, and also picture Easter for me.  Some of you saw my new photo of snowdrops yesterday, on my primary blog, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.  They are telling me stories.  One year, they were covered with snow after they bloomed.  The snow melted, and they were still blooming.

A Poem For Holy Week

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Quietness

sound of water
wind
computer
and my typing

reflecting
upon

the many ways
I have

observed
this sacred week

and now
this time
of simple
silence

Ellen Grace Olinger
Poem from March 2010

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