Category: Faith

“Wait on the Lord”

Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord.

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Psalm 27: 14 (KJV)

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I took these photos at Kohler-Andrae State Park (Sheboygan Country, Wisconsin) in October, 2015.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

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barge with lights
travels our great lake . . .
thoughts and prayers
for those with thoughts
of home

Ellen Grace Olinger
Lake Michigan in Wisconsin

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Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

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November
few leaves
left on the lilac
living with
your loss

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This is my poem in the anthology with Time Of Singing (TOS), Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need.

Please visit the books page at TOS for more information.

The cover art for Welcoming Hope is by Charles A. Waugaman.

Lora Homan Zill is editor of Time Of Singing.

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As an additional note today, I wrote this poem the first autumn after my mother’s winter passing (2004).  The lilacs have bloomed many more times since then.

At the time, the key word in this poem for me was loss.

Now I know the key word is living – and I am grateful every day.

Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

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Publication note: “November” was published in Hermitage: A Haiku Journal, Volume II, 2005.  Ion Codrescu, Editor.

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