Category: Grateful to God

Poem, Photo, and Creative Note

hosta plants grow
around the ash tree stump
an abundance of health
and new green

as if to say
we knew you would not
last the storm
we are here

there is new beauty now
new hope and a new time

I wrote the poem last week, and took the photo yesterday. They were published first in posts at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. I call these poems journal poems. They flow from my heart, and I write them directly in posts. Often though, an image or personal reflection is with me for a long time, before I write. When I can write easily, it is because I am living with the images, and blessed by God’s grace in many ways. And as I pray the Psalms and read in general, my own writing grows. Rest is necessary too.

Ellen Grace Olinger

I will hope

The LORD is my portion,
saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.

Lamentations 3: 24 (KJV)

Image: wpclipart

sometimes

sometimes
it is enough
to simply hold
one of my
well-worn Bibles
and thank God
and then reread
a Psalm I’ve read
more times than
I know and still
discover something
new

From my archives

Ellen Grace Olinger

I love to reread books . . .

Poems From Psalms And Nature

I love to reread books I first read years ago. 

New thoughts about what the writers were–are–saying occur to me, perhaps because I’m the same age, or older now, than they were when they wrote their poetry and prose.

At the same time, I don’t believe I completely missed what they were saying.

Rather their words helped create the strength to “see me through” when my turn to experience some of the same events, in my own way, would arrive.

What a beautiful mystery.  Language.  “In the beginning was the Word…”  John 1: 1

Photo of roses by Karl.

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