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Two Poems

cold
Lake Michigan winds
a tiny bird
seeks shelter
by the kitchen window

more colors of blue
in Lake Michigan today
than I can name
the wonder of always learning
dreaming new dreams

Two poems to follow my recent post, Short Poems.

They are examples of writing from observations, and may inspire others. Many writers note what they see, and perhaps later can craft a poem. Sometimes I look back at posts and see that I have accurate notes about the garden, for example. Perhaps I can try a poem.

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Revision

Sometimes when I reread older poems and posts, I see how I can write a poem a little better now. I have read more, and I may think of a more precise or descriptive word. This can make a big difference with a small poem.

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And I may also discover a poem is better than I thought. Or If I try and make it “better” now, I might lose the heart of the poem as written then. I can always post both versions. Sequences of haiku about a theme can also grow over time. Or I can post different forms together – for example, haiku, tanka, and acrostic poems.

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I enjoy post and blog design – an art form too.
Always more to learn, and I am grateful.
Ellen Grace Olinger

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reading poems

reading poems
old and new
evergreens

And I can try different “poem ideas” in a blog post, a handwritten note card, an art journal page, and other projects.

For example:

reading poems old and new
evergreens

reading poems old and new evergreens

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Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

We began POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN in December 2009.

Today I posted my acrostic poems for Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

Poems For Bulletin Boards is for all ages. You are welcome to reprint my poems, with a credit for this site. Thank you.

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