Category: Poetry

Trust

But it is good for me to draw near to God:
I have put my trust in the Lord GOD,
that I may declare all thy works.

Psalm 73: 28

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Gratitude

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

Psalm 118: 24 (KJV)

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Vocabulary List – 1

Poems From Psalms And Nature

There are words and phrases from our Psalms series that stay with me, and that I hope to include in new poems, with references.

Mercy – “for his mercy endureth for ever”

Psalm 136

Lovingkindness – “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning”

Psalm 143

before dawn

bird songs
in the yard
through an open
kitchen window

and I remember
to hear His
lovingkindness
in
the morning

and I pray

may there be
mercy, love, and
kindness
in my heart
all day

Ellen Grace Olinger

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quiet poems

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

pink clouds
over Lake Michigan
as I listen to old hymns
my heart gathers peace
for this day

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

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“paintings of trees” was published inFour Hundred and Two Snails, Haiku Society of America Members’Anthology2018, edited by Nicholas M. Sola.

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

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Lighthearted Haiku

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prayers before dawn
a few fireflies
by the window

green ferns
in morning light
bird songs

bright sun
and yellow flowers
Summer

mid-July
wildflowers grow
for butterflies

recollections
of summers gone by
voices on the breeze

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