Category: Oostburg Wisconsin

Evergreen Trees

evergreen trees
with their branches
in May winds

through another
winter and green
and growing

resilient
some broken branches
interesting shapes
shelter for birds

the years show
and they are
beautiful as
they bless
today

May 10, 2015 (with some revisions today in the visual presentation of the poem). The WordPress editor inspires me to try new ideas.
The original post may be seen here.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Psalm 89: 1 and Photos

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever:
with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness
to all generations.

Psalm 89: 1 (KJV)

Karl took the photos in Oostburg, Wisconsin last summer.

Generations of Faith

how quickly
another generation
grows
seems I only
looked away
for a moment

how good their work
how beautiful their art

My poem is a part of a longer post at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, which we began in December 2009. The post there is Peaceful Gratitude.

Karl took this photo at the Oostburg Public Library last summer. “A Little Library Growing Every Day”

This photo by Karl is from the Cedar Grove Public Library last summer.

The poem is by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Rereading Bible Verses

rereading Bible verses
I recall from younger years

God knew

He would bring me
here from there

and faith grows

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)

Snowdrops
April 14, 2019
Photo by Karl

for a few moments

for a few moments
as I pray and read
early sunlight
on birch trees
and a grey-blue sky

Image: wpclipart

Poem is by Ellen Grace Olinger.