Category: Photography

Light and Lilies

by the window
a plant fills with light
grows towards the light

L  ove
nspires
oodness
H  ope and
T  ruth

LIGHT

Consider the lilies how they grow

From Luke 12: 27 (KJV)

Photos by Karl – July 2011

Psalm 123

Unto thee lift I up mine eyes,
O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

Psalm 123: 1

Photo by Karl

Psalm 122, photos and poems

Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions’ sakes,
I will now say, Peace be within thee.

Because of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek thy good.

Psalm 122: 7 – 9

Rose Photo by Karl

These are two poems that I posted before. Over time, I am learning the poems for a new book, with Karl’s photos. It is interesting to see which poems work well in different posts, and that I remember easily. Sometimes I rediscover poems in my archives.

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

“Peace be within thy walls.”

Ellen Grace Olinger

Rose Photo by Karl

Psalm 119

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

Psalm 119: 54

The earth, O LORD,
is full of thy mercy:
teach me thy statutes.

Psalm 119: 64

There are 176 verses in Psalm 119.

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 19, 2020
Photos by Karl

Psalm 118

This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118: 24

Amsterdam Park
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
June 18, 2020
Photo by Karl

reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

by Ellen Grace Olinger

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku, 2019
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press
West Union WV

Some other books in my library include:

God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond
by Luci Shaw
Author Copyright 1989
Reproduced 1998 by Regent College Publishing
Vancouver, British Columbia

Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey
by Luci Shaw
Author Copyright 2014
IVP Books
Downers Grove, Illinois

Members’ Anthologies from the Haiku Society of America:

I created a Page (filed under MENU) to keep a record of my recent haiku published in these books. There is a different editor for each anthology, as noted on my Page.

If you wish to read, the title of my Page, here on Poems From Psalms And Nature, is Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthologies.

The Haiku Society of America site is the online resource for their organization.

Thank you to all. Next post will be from Psalm 118.

Begonia planter by the door – Photos by Karl