Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Poets and Poems - Ellen Olinger


Deeper Places

I want to live
in the deeper places

where flowers
always get to bloom
at their appointed time

and are loved as much
weathered and dormant
and covered with snow

I want to live
in the deeper places

where loss is felt
tears are cried and
night becomes a friend

and then loss
dies too
new life arrives again

Oh, I want to live
in the deeper places


by Ellen Olinger, first published in Time of Singing (2003). Photo by Karl Olinger.

In memory of the loved ones in all our hearts during this beautiful season of hope.



If you would like to participate in this series, send a photo of yourself composing a poem or writing or a picture of a location where you enjoy writing, along with one of your poems (the type/genre of poem doesn't matter). This series will allow us to see the various locations that inspire us or where we go to write.

6 comments:

bandit said...

"Hey, that's a good idea." I thought to myself on first reading this, so I figured I'd letcha know.
Might have to give this one a go.
More important, of course, is this is a nice poem here.

Jane Reichhold said...

Ellen,
Happy to see you here! \o/

Ellen Olinger said...

Thank you again, Curtis, for your lovely presentation of "Deeper Places." And thanks to bandit and Jane for their kind comments; and to friends and family who have sent emails of appreciation.

And my husband, Karl, for the photo!

This poem was a gift.

Many blessings...Ellen

catgirlslovehaiku said...

Great poem. Very moving!

mary.connell said...

This poem at this time of year brought to mind John 12:24 - unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it cannot produce a new harvest.... Your poem was a beautiful reminder of the resurrection power that can bring new life and hope, even from the darkest days of winter.
Thank you, Ellen.

Swirly said...

Beautiful poem...deeper places have so many treasures.