Category: Wisdom

Saturday afternoon

Saturday afternoon
some time to listen
to quiet music and read

sunlight fills a lamp
that is not needed now
and the light shines
on the wall with art
by people I know

who also offer light
beauty hope

From Psalm 119:

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119: 105

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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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older now

older now
used books settle
in their new home

by Ellen Grace Olinger

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019)
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press
West Union, WV

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