Category: Midwest

New Poems

These are from my posts at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

November afternoon

November afternoon
I have an appointment
with the light
in my study

dishes washed
and put away
time with poetry
in my study

sunrise

sunrise
for as long
as I can remember
the wonder of books

morning light

morning light
some of the plant leaves
in the sun

morning light
pages of poems
in a book *
leaves of a plant
in the sun

*Sea Glass: New & Selected Poems – by Luci Shaw (2016, WordFarm). You can read some of Luci’s Poetry at her site.

Forsythia Leaves

Forsythia leaves are falling now too. The way the light falls on the perennial gardens and paths is beautiful. Daffodils, primroses, ferns, daylilies, and wildflowers will return. Orange pumpkins add bright color to the scene. As wonderful as the flowers were, are, and shall be – this restful beauty is so welcome. I enjoy October colors, and then November as well.

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Photo by Emily Dean on Pexels.com

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage One

As I review The Psalms Series (March – July 2020), I am grateful for all the art that I have permission to share. A new idea is to create posts with some of the pictures, to share along with the posts for the Index Pages.

I call these image collections Blog Collages. I will look for themes: nature, colors, vintage, clipart, photos by Karl, work by artists I discovered as I created the posts, etc.

“Sunrise mountain” began our series and is courtesy of wpclipart.

New Series From The Psalms

Psalm 15 post – photo by Karl

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com

Psalm 21 post

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Psalm 26: 7

Greenwing Drive retention ponds
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
July 2018
Photo by Karl

Psalm 26 post

Blogs: Review Notes

Karl and I began our first site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, in December 2009. These years cover many life experiences – and now our common challenge with COVID-19. My goal remains the same: to offer hope and encouragement.

In 1987, I earned the Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University. I am still in touch with professors and fellow students from those years. I worked hard. My strength was being able to integrate a lot of information – for example a large number of research studies in an area.

So I review my archives and create new posts. Recently, I realized these are the same skills in a new context. I link back to older posts. Good to share the poems readers seem to appreciate the most again, and I also think of new readers.

Sometimes I reread a poem and see more work is needed. I leave these old poems too. Hope some growth may be seen over time, perhaps encourage someone else. Thank you. Take good care.

These are two examples from Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

Poems: Wood

Short Poems: Hosta

I enjoy featuring all the seasons.
Ellen Grace Olinger

May 7, 2020

May 22, 2020

May 24, 2020

Garden Journal
Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl