Psalm 122, photos and poems

Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions’ sakes,
I will now say, Peace be within thee.

Because of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek thy good.

Psalm 122: 7 – 9

Rose Photo by Karl

These are two poems that I posted before. Over time, I am learning the poems for a new book, with Karl’s photos. It is interesting to see which poems work well in different posts, and that I remember easily. Sometimes I rediscover poems in my archives.

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

“Peace be within thy walls.”

Ellen Grace Olinger

Rose Photo by Karl

Rain Today

rain today
how soon we reach
the end of what we know
and how deep
faith continues to grow

October 14, 2014

looking up
from a page of Psalms
butterfly shelters
under the eaves
in light rain

July 20, 2012

Poems From Psalms And Nature

reading poems aloud
raindrops on the windows
reminds me how
Helen Keller
learned “water”

Time Of Singing A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 38, Number 2
Summer 2011

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Psalm 119

Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54

The earth, O LORD,
is full of thy mercy:
teach me thy statutes.

Psalm 119: 64

There are 176 verses in Psalm 119.

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 19, 2020
Photos by Karl