coat from a thrift store

colder weather
time for my favorite coat
from a thrift store

Warmer weather takes time here, and I am still wearing my winter coat. Daffodils and primroses bloom near the house.

Bethesda Thrift Shop in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Bethesda Lutheran Communities “Changing the world for people with disabilities”

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

Mercy

Mercy and Gratitude

strawberries

strawberries

strawberries
on tiny vase
from a thrift store
God’s special gift
for me today

Bethesda Thrift Shop in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Bethesda Lutheran Communities “Changing the world for people with disabilities”

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

Mercy

Mercy and Gratitude

Ellen Grace Olinger – July 2015

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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Three Poems

PRAYING THE PSALMS

praying the Psalms
and reading poetry
books and journals
I write new poems
about everyday life

HAIKU

time to read
wind and shadows
on evergreens

BOOKS ON THE SHELVES

books on the shelves
from many years
new books and old
from thrift stores
and discarded by libraries

looking at the books
as I sit and write
gives me peace
and books by my chair
in my small study

I do not need to teach
from the books, or even
read them on any schedule,
they are my books now
and they give me peace

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Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Note: Easter And Spring Poetry

We are creating posts for 2021 at Easter And Spring Poetry. Here are a few examples:

praying the Psalms

reading a new book

Acrostic Poem for LIGHT and Photos

I enjoy creating with a few different themes and often reprint my poems in different ways.

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