Category: Wisdom

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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“the meditation of my heart”

The verses are selections from the 2020 series.

Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O LORD, my strength,
and my redeemer.

Psalm 19: 14 post – March 28, 2020

Wait on the LORD:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 27: 14 post – April 1, 2020

My mouth shall speak of wisdom;

and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Psalm 49: 3 post – April 15, 2020

Trust in him at all times;
ye people, pour out your heart before him:
God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Psalm 62: 8 post – April 26, 2020

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

Psalm 147 post – July 21, 2020

The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary has more information about the series.

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a small card

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

Ellen Grace Olinger – from my archives

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