Category: Hope

Poems and Photos

Poems old and new, and recent photos by Karl:

after the storm
bird on a branch
of the broken tree

rain and
near my window
first daylilies bloom

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: Nov. 8, 2018

M  arvel at and
U  nderstand the
S  easons a little more
E  ach year

MUSE

The ash tree stump is a beautiful place now for a begonia. Hosta plants surround the stump. A wonderful image of healing and renewal.

Hosta will flower soon.

Photos are by Karl and poems are by Ellen.

“Wait on the Lord”

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

Psalm 27: 14 (KJV)

Lake Michigan – July 2019
Amsterdam Park
Town of Holland – Sheboygan County
Wisconsin

Photo by Karl

“my songs”

Thy statutes
have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

Bridal Wreath near Lake Michigan

A butterfly found the hawkweed in the front yard.

Photos are by Karl this week.

I took this photo of flowers from a store.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poems and Photos

P   romises of
S   erenity
A   nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

PSALMS

G  reen colors
R  ejoice in various shades
E  vergreens grow and
E  very tree’s leaves
N  ow, this almost summer day

GREEN

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 18, 2019
Photos by Karl

Acrostics are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

new growth

new growth
on evergreens
dinner with old friends

Published in SMILE (Summer 2010).

Photo by Karl – June 2019

Creative Notes

Each month, I try to review some of the past posts and years in my archives. Today I am looking at July 2010, as that is when I began Poems From Psalms And Nature. When the time arrives to create a new book or two from my blogs, I think the review work will already be complete. I update my archives here and there too.

Be still, and know
that I am God

Psalm 46: 10a (KJV)

each flower
a star for a time
daylilies

patterns on my floor
moving with the breeze
sun from the West
highlights
branches of leaves

Published in Time Of Singing
Volume 38, Number 1
Spring 2011

Karl took this photo of a daylily in July 2018.

Ellen Grace Olinger