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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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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