Daily writing prompt for May 25, 2023

Daily writing prompt
Do you have any collections?

Bible on my shelf
a ribbon holds my place
in the Psalms

older now
used books settle
in their new home

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

“older now” was published in All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, West Union, WV.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Creative Work

Daily writing prompt
Describe a risk you took that you do not regret.

I am grateful for the ability to write and publish my work with blogs. And grateful to the editors and publishers who have shared a few of my poems with their readers – print journals and books, and online journals.

I enjoy creating posts where I can follow a poem through the years.

Here is an example from Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin on February 24, 2023. I will reprint the post. Thank you for reading here today.

seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given

by Ellen Grace Olinger

August 17, 2014
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Mayfly, 58, Winter 2015
Brooks Books Haiku

4 September 2015

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: April 2, 2016

The Signature Haiku Anthology, Including Senryu and Tanka. This print book was edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2020.

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The Psalms

Daily writing prompt
What book could you read over and over again?

  romises of
L   ove
 editations and

PSALMS acrostic poem

Promises of Serenity And Love Meditations and Strength

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Prompt for April 10, 2023

Daily writing prompt
If you could be a character from a book or film, who would you be? Why?

My mother taught literature and read novels. When she was no longer able to read, I read to her. And found old movies that she would enjoy, and that would recall her life chapters. We also watched current programs.

I have read all of Jan Karon’s novels. Wonderful characters. Good examples of faith through many stories. You can learn more about Jan’s books at Jan Karon’s Mitford site.

trees in bloom
some in pink
a color Mom loved
to see me wear
picture Easter

I posted this poem yesterday at Grief And Acceptance.

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Poetry Books and Journals

Daily writing prompt
What job would you do for free?

Karl and I have served as volunteers in different ways over the years.

We received good feedback about the large print chapbook we created from our site Quiet Christmas Poetry. We donated many copies to nursing homes, thrift stores, and libraries. Our families shared the book as well.

Perhaps someone will discover blogs from the book too.

Our book can be ordered from Time of Singing poetry journal. Lora Homan Zill is Editor. There is a Time of Singing Order Form filed under “subscriptions/back issues/books” at the Time of Singing site. All proceeds benefit this print journal. We are grateful.

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Daily writing prompt
How would you improve your community?

There are many ways. Small things add together. One example is more plants and flowers for bees and butterflies. And we donate to thrift stores, and shop at thrift stores, in our area.

I have been posting about community at Poems For Bulletin Boards. Here are a few thoughts from there.

Jan Karon is the founder of The Mitford Museum in Hudson, NC. Her novels are wonderful. Please visit the beautiful site for more information.

Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970. Please visit Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day for more information.

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