Category: Remembrance

Three Poems

PRAYING THE PSALMS

praying the Psalms
and reading poetry
books and journals
I write new poems
about everyday life

HAIKU

time to read
wind and shadows
on evergreens

BOOKS ON THE SHELVES

books on the shelves
from many years
new books and old
from thrift stores
and discarded by libraries

looking at the books
as I sit and write
gives me peace
and books by my chair
in my small study

I do not need to teach
from the books, or even
read them on any schedule,
they are my books now
and they give me peace

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Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Blog Collage Five: Art and History

Claude Monet Waterlilies – 1916

Psalm 7 post – March 22, 2020

Painting by Monet is courtesy of Dover Publications – from 120 Great Flower Paintings.

Psalm 20 post – March 29, 2020

Memorial Park
“Dedicated to World War Veterans
1930”

Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
June 2018 – Photo by Karl

Earth Day – April 22 post – April 15, 2020

take care each day
now and for the future
Earth Day

The Vintage Tree Print by John Bewick is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

Psalm 119 post – June 20, 2020

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 19, 2020 – Photo by Karl

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park post – June 26, 2020

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 25, 2020 – Photo by Karl

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loved for years post – July 4, 2020

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: May 27, 2017

Psalm 147 post – July 21, 2020

Corner Frame from Reusable Art

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Psalm 147: 3 and 4

2020 Blog Collage Posts

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage One

The Psalms 2020 Series: Blog Collage Two

Blog Collage Three: Garden Photos

Blog Collage Four: Iris Inspiration

Thank you and take good care.

names and addresses

Photo by Karl

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

Photo by Karl

Psalm 74 and poem

Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74: 17

I wrote this poem yesterday:

spruce tree branches
by the window
where I write

thoughts of my parents
and all the history
they lived through

one day at a time
and careful plans
for the future

as I write in this day’s
bright morning light

spruce tree branches

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

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