Books

What books do you want to read?

Daily Prompt

TREES

reading poems
by Ted Kooser
and I look again
at the trees
and some years
were hard and also
the new growth
in today’s sun
and they are beautiful

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger
July 26, 2022

You can visit The Official Website of Poet: Ted Kooser, supported by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Trees is reprinted from POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN.

Daily Prompt – a good leader

What makes a good leader?

Daily Prompt

I thought about humility, as one example, and then searched for posts and poems that may go well with this prompt.

each flower
a star for a time
daylilies

July 19, 2010 (this site)

holiness
and humility
Christmas

December 25, 2010 (this site)
Quiet Christmas Poetry (site and large print book)

I hope to create new posts for 2023 at Easter And Spring Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl – April 2010
Photo by Karl – May 2011
Photo by Karl – June 2011
Photo by Karl – July 2011

Books Old and New

Where can you reduce clutter in your life?

Daily Prompt

We give books away, and buy new and used books.

POEM

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 23, 2017

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Daily Prompt – Sunday

Think back on your most memorable road trip.

Daily Prompt

driving home
on different roads
and streets

these trees are taller

I remember places
that only exist in photos
and memories now

and then
the beauty
of today

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Time

Do you spend more time thinking about the future or the past? Why?

Daily Prompt

Time is a gift from God. To learn, to plan wisely, to enjoy the gift of each moment and day . . .

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us:
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Psalm 90: 17

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