Category: Gratitude

books and music

books and music
from over the years
live on these shelves

even if I don’t
reread or listen again

somehow their
healing influence
is in these words

older now
and when I shop
and when those who
help me are so kind
I am truly blessed

Poems from my archives

Through Pandora, I have been introduced to new music. Some of the artists are Helen Jane Long, Brian Crain, and Karen Marie Garrett. I bought a few CDs from Amazon. I like seeing the designs of the CDs, reading the notes, and being able to listen to a whole work by one artist.

And I am so grateful for kindness – here with our blogs, in our town, and other places. Thank you!

Ellen Grace Olinger

God’s Grace

Today is my mother’s birthday. She was called Home 15 years ago. Hard to comprehend the time. One nice feature of blogging is that it creates a record, a journal. I wrote this poem soon after my mother’s passing. Love endures, and continues to grow.

GOD’S GRACE

You went on
After more losses
Than I can name

With you as
Mother and model
I must do the same

You suffered and
I do not ask you
To bear more pain

You are eternally well
Still saying “I love you”
Again and again

Published in Bell’s Letters Poet 109 and The Discerning Poet (Autumn 2004).

Ellen Grace Olinger

The crocuses are courtesy of wpclipart.

love, memory, and hope

taking turns
letting each other go
only to learn again
how love grows,
Mother

another year has passed
since my mother’s passing
I sit and quietly read
a book she would like too

in loving memory
Enola M. Borgh (1917 – 2004)

But he knoweth the way that I take:
when he hath tried me,
I shall come forth as gold.

Job 23: 10 (KJV)

H ave faith as you journey
O n and trust God’s love and
P romises for you
E ven today and then always

“taking turns” was published in Bell’s Letters Poet (No. 115January 2006).

Image: wpclipart

Ellen Grace Olinger

Thank you

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And thanks to WordPress.

This site reflects the work of so many people. I enjoy creating the posts and visiting other sites as well.

Ellen Grace Olinger