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Creative Review Note

The Psalms Series: June 2020 Index is a Page filed under Menu. Thought it would be helpful to review, as we near the end of June 2021.

One example is the post, Psalm 107 and short poems.

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.

For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalm 107: 1, 9

new leaves
on the birch tree
and on the branch
with no leaves
a robin

on the branch
with no leaves
sun and shadows

Short poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

And images for today’s post:

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Sea Turtle from Reusable Art
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Turtle on a Rock by Dugald Stewart Walker, from Reusable Art.

SEASON acrostic poem

 ilence
E  nlivens
A  nd
S  olitude
O  pens
N  ew thoughts

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven . . .

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 (KJV)

SEASON is one of the poems from Quiet Christmas Poetry, which is both a site and a large print chapbook.

old and new art

old paintings
words from my parents
still encourage me

I rediscovered this poem, as I worked on Large Print Poems last year – a site I began in August 2020.

We enjoy paintings from thrift stores, and also new art from a few ETSY shops online (as one example). I am grateful for all the wonderful posts in my WordPress.com reader.

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Poetry Book by Madeleine L’Engle

A few years ago, Karl and I went to the Richardson Hospice Resale Store in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

I bought A Cry Like a Bell, by Madeleine L’Engle (1987, Harold Shaw Publishers). This book is poetry. Years ago, I read and gave my copy away.

When I saw the book at the resale store, I thought maybe it was now being given back to me – that it would be good to read again. And I plan to read a few poems today.

Richardson Hospice Resale Store

Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice “Caring For Our Community Since 2007”

You may also be interested to visit the Madeleine L’Engle Blog.

Posts in this new series at Poems From Psalms And Nature:

Mercy

Mercy and Gratitude

strawberries

coat from a thrift store

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Mercy and Gratitude

We have enjoyed thrift stores in our area, over the years.

One example is Goodwill. Yesterday I learned that the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) and Goodwill are “strong partners.”

I have written poems about paintings and other art from thrift stores. Some of my favorite clothes are from the stores. I plan to look at my archives and rediscover a few poems, and post here with links to the store sites.

One of my goals this year is to go through my books and poetry journals, and then prepare a few boxes of gifts to donate. I also buy used books from other places at Amazon, and discover books discarded by libraries, for example. Only so much room to store, and good to share with new readers.

I love the old books. There may be an old library card, or a handwritten dedication. So many stories.

My previous post, MERCY, can be the first post in this series.

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