Books

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Daily Prompt

TREES

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.

Winter Solstice

I searched in my archives for a few poems about light.

these days
my heart is drawn
to pray more
and contemplate
the Light of the World

John 1: 5a (KJV): And the light shineth in darkness . . .

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light shines
through one window
and falls on the wood
frame of another
the light is shared

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Spruce Tree Poems

morning light
through branches
reaches where I write

branches viewed
in the corner windows
beloved old tree

spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting

“spruce tree branches” was published by WestWard Quarterly (Winter 2021).

Books and Seasons

July is when our daylilies bloom. Old perennial plants that are new every year. There are so many good books to read. I look at the perennials and think about what lasts and blesses readers over time.

I appreciate book reviews and am reading from a few books I learned about from Time of Singing poetry journal.

We also enjoy donating poetry journals and books to thrift stores. Perhaps someone may discover poetry and write a poem!

My Summer Reading Plan this year is to read from my small home library. Then in the Fall I will look at some new books as well. And of course my plan can be adjusted – just a way to think about summer this year.

Photo by Karl – July 2019