Hope haiku

Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* The first line of my poem is from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV).

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

(Matthew 13: 31 – 32)

sudden cold –
Christmas cactus
already blooming

“birds perch” was published by Time Of Singing, December 1995.

“sudden cold” was published by Time Of Singing, December 1997.
Karl and I reprinted this poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Photo by Karl

Remembrance and Hope

For new readers, and all readers, last year we posted short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary offers more information.

The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

Psalm 23: 1-3

Photo by Mia Vargas on Pexels.com

Poems from the September Archives

home from mailing
poetry notes
monarch butterfly
greets me
at the back door

2010

mid-day sun
in the south window
geese in flight

2011

still life painting
outside my window
autumn quiet

2012

morning rain
rereading familiar
poems of faith

2013

above
the old garage
autumn treetops

2014

Bible on my shelf
a ribbon holds my place
in the Psalms

2017

rain and wind
flower petals
on the wood porch

2019

new picture
on my study wall
calendar for September

2020

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Jeffry Surianto on Pexels.com

snow melt in town

snow melt in town
some piles of snow
in the park
creek running clear
and can see the stones
at the bottom
blue sky background
for the trees

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger
March 23, 2019
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Karl took this photo on March 31, 2019.

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

wpclipart

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.