New Poems

From recent posts at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, which we began in December 2009. The Delicate Vignettes are courtesy of Reusable Art.

raindrops
on hosta plants

so beautiful
with and without
flowers

their leaves
in the sun

quiet grey morning
all the books
I hope to read

quiet grey morning
a page or two
and the restful view

rain and wind
flower petals
on the wood porch

local corn
and soybean fields
turning gold
wildflowers
in the yard
and along the roads
September

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

“Be still”

Be still, and know that I am God. . .

Psalm 46: 10a (KJV)

Interurban Trail, Town of Holland
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
September 8, 2019
Photos by Karl

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
September 8, 2019
Photos by Karl

reading poetry

reading poetry
my coffee gets cold
guess I made it
for the fragrance

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 43  “Intermezzo”
Fall 2016

Some day I hope to create a book with my poems for the language arts.

There is a nice selection of Flower Images at Reusable Art.

Love and Gratitude

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Psalm 116: 1 (KJV)

The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 29, 2019
Photos by Karl

Creative Notes

CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING 101: The comprehensive guide to writing well and publishing successfully – for new authors, editors, and students. ANN BYLE, Foreword by Jocelyn Green. Credo House Publishers, Grand Rapids Michigan. Copyright 2018 by Ann Byle.

I learned about CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING 101 from the Time Of Singing site. Editor Lora Homan Zill’s chapter in the book is “The Heart of a Poet: Writing to Challenge Readers.”

Just beginning to read this book.

On a related note, Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry is now publishing Volume 46. I have subscribed for years. TOS is currently published four times a year by Wind & Water Press (Conneaut Lake, PA).

I also bought the new edition of WALKING ON WATER: Reflections on Faith and Art, by Madeleine L’Engle. Preface by Sara Zarr and Reader’s Guide by Lindsay Lackey. Convergent Books, New York. Madeleine’s book was first published in 1980 by Harold Shaw Publishers. An important book for me, over the years.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo credit: wpclipart

Acrostic Poems To Share

P   romises of
S   erenity
A   
nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

PSALMS

R estore
E ncourage
S ing
T rust God

REST

P  urpose
R  evealed
A  nd
Y  our
E  fforts
R  enewed

PRAYER

H ave faith as you journey
O n and trust God’s love and
P romises for you
E ven today and then always

HOPE

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)

You are welcome to reprint my poems with proper credit. Ideas include bulletin boards in classrooms, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes – places where a short poem may be an encouragement to someone or help with a poetry lesson. If someone reads a poem, and thinks, “I can write too,” that is wonderful.

Artistic Flowers is by Christopher Dresser and courtesy of Reusable Art. I learn about artists and art history at Reusable Art, which is an excellent and well-organized resource.

Acrostic poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.