Tag: Art From Wisconsin

Taking Turns

Taking turns
Letting each other go
Only to learn again
       How love grows,
       Mother

For Enola M. Borgh, on her birthday. 

Published in Bell’s Letters Poet (2006).

Karl took the photo of the Autumn Joy in 2010.
Mom had this perennial in her yard too.

Psalm 4 “Hear me when I call”

Impatiens 009 

Hear me when I call,
O God of my righteousness:

 thou hast enlarged me
when I was in distress;

have mercy upon me,
and hear my prayer.

Psalm 4: 1 (KJV)

Update, February 13, 2014:

This is a verse that means so much to me.  I know, for example, that my past experience with a chronic illness helped me to be a better caregiver for my mother.  Now she has been in Heaven for over 10 years.  It is more than 20 years past major surgery for me.  Every day is a gift.  God “enlarged me when I was in distress” and has “mercy upon me.”

The photo of the impatiens planter is by Karl.

Thanks for reading, and many blessings,

Ellen Grace Olinger