Category: Love

Haiku and Photos

peaceful morning
a prayer from childhood
still with me

Ellen Grace Olinger

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
August 21, 2019
Photos by Karl

“earthen vessels”

But we have this treasure
in earthen vessels,

that the excellency
of the power

may be of God,
and not of us.

2 Corinthians 4: 7 (KJV)

Daisies
August 17, 2019
Photo by Ellen Grace Olinger

Coleus
August 15, 2019
Photo by Karl

Mandevilla
August 15, 2019
Photo by Karl

Poems and Flowers

I wonder how many poems
the trees have given to me
as I pray the Psalms
and read poems by poets
written over so much time
that passes too soon

clouds with some blue
outside my study window
some days God seems so clear
other days I must dwell more deeply
in my reading of the Psalms

praying the Psalms . . .
other times and places
cross my mind
and I am blessed
by God’s love
and care
once again

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

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

Photos are by Karl.

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.

poems and photos

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

by Ellen Grace Olinger
Time of Singing A Journal of Christian Poetry
Volume 45  Number 1
Spring 2018

Pelicans and Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl
May 30, 2019

sitting in the sun

sitting in the sun
with a cup of decaff
wearing 3 layers for warmth
Aunt Merc’s daffodils
warm as the sun

My great-aunt, Mercedes Schwanke, lived to be almost 100.  She lived on the East Side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I planted daffodils after her funeral, years ago, as a symbol of the Resurrection.

L  ove
E  xpressed
T  ranscending
T  ime . . .
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

Acrostic poem for LETTERS

Ellen Grace Olinger – April 2012 archive