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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Perhaps because

perhaps because
it is Autumn
I think of my mother

the season when
her last illness
began many years ago
and the trees
outside her hospital
window

I read to her
from the Psalms
and poets she would
know from long ago
and new poets too

most of all
I remember her faith
and unconditional love
that is with me still

From the Psalms:

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty:
neither do I exercise myself in great matters,
or in things too high for me.

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself,
as a child that is weaned of his mother:
my soul is even as a weaned child.

Psalm 131: 1 – 2





“Wait on the Lord”

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

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Psalm 27: 14 (KJV)

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I took these photos at Kohler-Andrae State Park (Sheboygan Country, Wisconsin) in October, 2015.

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Ellen Grace Olinger