Category: Poetry

Poems

*
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

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time of Singing: A Journal of Christian Poetry
Volume 45  Number 1
Spring 2018

warmth and textures

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warmth and textures
of colorful handmade
afghans and blankets
from Bethesda *

I wonder about the people
who made them
stitch-by-stitch . . .
and why they let them go

perhaps a move from
one home to another
and/or a ministry of love
like prayer shawls

a passing to another Place
perhaps . . .

knowing their art
will warm another
and needing no credit

imagine buying such a gift
for a few dollars
and on sale too

* Bethesda Thrift Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl