reading books
from my library
enough to last years
and room for more

May 7, 2022

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

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Morning Poems

Daily writing prompt
What are your morning rituals? What does the first hour of your day look like?

predawn and watching
the sky grow light
gift of another day
to read and write

for as long
as I can remember
the wonder of books

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

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Steady Growth With Poetry

How would you rate your confidence level?

Daily writing prompt

I can say: steady growth with poetry, because of practice with blogs. I also read blogs, books, and poetry print journals. Reading is an important part of growing as a writer, as many have observed. Practice helps with “confidence level.” Always more to learn, a poem can be revised, and an editor may have a good idea.

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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February patience

As I pray a Psalm, on this sunny morning, I think “February patience.” I’ll try a poem.

praying a Psalm
in my small study
trees and sky
the verses bring
beauty and hope
to Winter days
and all days

Post reprinted from February 4, 2022.



What books do you want to read?

Daily Prompt


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.