Books

What books do you want to read?

Daily Prompt

TREES

reading poems
by Ted Kooser
and I look again
at the trees
and some years
were hard and also
the new growth
in today’s sun
and they are beautiful

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger
July 26, 2022

You can visit The Official Website of Poet: Ted Kooser, supported by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Trees is reprinted from POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN.

Books Old and New

Where can you reduce clutter in your life?

Daily Prompt

We give books away, and buy new and used books.

POEM

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 23, 2017

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Daily Prompt – Sunday

Think back on your most memorable road trip.

Daily Prompt

driving home
on different roads
and streets

these trees are taller

I remember places
that only exist in photos
and memories now

and then
the beauty
of today

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“But as it is written . . .”

But as it is written,
eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard,
neither have entered
into the heart of man,

the things which
God hath prepared
for them that love him.

1 Corinthians 2: 9 (KJV)

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Place – Daily Prompt

Do you have a favorite place you have visited? Where is it?

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This morning I posted a poem about the Midwest at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

I have thought more about PLACE today, and how the Psalms and prayer are a place of peace for me.

Then I thought about authors and books. Two examples are:

Jan Karon and her Mitford novels – books to reread. Wonderful characters, stories, and a sense of place.

 Tracy Balzer and her book, A Journey of Sea and Stone: How Holy Places Guide and Renew Us. I plan to reread this thoughtful book.

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Tanka by Carol Purington

On a drift of air
that circles the globe
from heart to heart,
continent to continent –
words of a carol

By Carol Purington (1949 – 2020).  All Rights Reserved.

From Christmas Tanka by Carol Purington, a post from December 23, 2017. Carol and I corresponded for years, and she enjoyed being a part of our blogs.

Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more information about Carol and her books.