looking at trees

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

Published first here at Poems From Psalms And Nature on May 16, 2012.

Karl and I reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

Then my haiku was reprinted in this book:

The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press).

I am grateful to see how a poem can last, be read again, and shared in new ways.

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calendar by my computer

by my computer
with all kinds of notes
handwritten cards sent
health care appointments
and record of progress
work continues

I look back
and I look forward
blessings of today

July 28, 2021


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O God, thou art my God;
early will I seek thee . . .

From Psalm 63: 1

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“thy saving health among all nations”

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

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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.

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