Category: Poetry

warmth and textures


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


it is enough
to simply hold
one of my
well-worn Bibles
and thank God
and then reread
a Psalm I’ve read
more times than
I know and still
discover something

Ellen Grace Olinger


Beach Shells Wallpaper is courtesy of wpclipart.

Acrostic for HOPE


H ave faith as you journey
O n and trust God’s love and
P romises for you
E ven today and then always


Ellen Grace Olinger