old family tablecloth

Write about a few of your favorite family traditions.

Daily writing prompt

Our family traditions have changed over the years to honor and remember, and reflect the present time.

old family tablecloth
placed over my
tall file cabinet

from where I sit
and read . . .

the pattern
forms the
Cross

January 2013

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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

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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Short Poems For My Father

Talk about your father or a father figure in your life.

Daily Prompt

looking at envelopes
I think, my father
would save these
and collect the
stamps

rain in dark night
refreshes each leaf
today I think of you
no longer with grief

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Goals Can Be Revised and Renewed

Is your life today what you pictured a year ago?

Daily Prompt

I think a lot about what these last years have asked of everyone, in many ways. My 2022 calendar reflects goals met, new ideas, and revised goals. I have postponed a new book a few times (health and schedules), yet Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014) continues to be shared with others. So I am content with my work this year.

You can read all of the poems for free at Quiet Christmas Poetry.

So the year begins to end with gratitude and hope. Grateful for blogs and this way to create. One day at a time, God’s grace.

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