looking at trees

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

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My haiku was published here on May 16, 2012. Reprinted in the book, The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press). Karl and I also reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

Daily Prompt – a good leader

What makes a good leader?

Daily Prompt

I thought about humility, as one example, and then searched for posts and poems that may go well with this prompt.

each flower
a star for a time
daylilies

July 19, 2010 (this site)

holiness
and humility
Christmas

December 25, 2010 (this site)
Quiet Christmas Poetry (site and large print book)

I hope to create new posts for 2023 at Easter And Spring Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl – April 2010
Photo by Karl – May 2011
Photo by Karl – June 2011
Photo by Karl – July 2011

A Cross Necklace

Describe an item you were incredibly attached to as a youth. What became of it?

Daily Prompt

This prompt recalled a post from May 15, 2012: A Cross Necklace. I will reprint the post today.

The lilies-of-the-valley are beginning to bloom.  My mother loved them, as I’m sure is true of many people.  I was just reading poems by Luci Shaw, and I shared her books with Mom too.  I remembered a marble cross necklace my mother had.  She gave me permission to wear it to high school, over 40 years ago.  And I lost it somehow and never found it.  My mother was so kind.  She pictured God’s love for me in many ways, including the keeping of material possessions in perspective. 

lilies-of-the-valley
fragrance of forgiveness
memories of love

Luci Shaw The Official Website

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Daily Prompt: What is your mission?

What is your mission?

Daily Prompt

Poems From Psalms And Nature is a site to share verses from the Psalms, short poems, and photos – along with other posts.

reading Psalms
more beauty and
comfort every year

Photo by Karl – May 2020
Photo by Karl – May 2020
Photo by Karl – May 2020