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

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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

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