Bloganuary 2022 – Thank You

I completed Bloganuary 2022, posting from my primary blog, POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN. Thank you to The Team at for the excellent daily prompts in January 2022. Thank you to all who write and create art in many ways.

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new poem

“This is the day”
and I rejoice
light snow on the garage roof
and the brick path
warm water to wash
breakfast dishes
music and books

This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118: 24

A new poem yesterday to follow my post, Bloganuary prompt for January 15, 2022, at POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN. The question was What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?

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New Poem

yesterday afternoon
for a short time
sunny and cold
the evergreen
branches in wind
inspired thoughts
of Spring
and then the day
grew grey as it
ended and Winter
here for awhile
with gratitude

Ellen Grace Olinger

From my post, Bloganuary prompt: January 10, 2022


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Bloganuary 2022

The daily prompts from The Team at are excellent. I am writing posts at POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN.

Yesterday the question was What do you like most about your writing?

I wrote, My writing is from my heart.

Then I searched in my archives for my “heart poems” and created two more posts:

Heart Poems and Heart Poems – 2.

Some of my posts are longer. I also realized that times I have not been able to write – work, family, health – new stories were growing in my life. Gratitude and Hope.

bloganuary: January 2, 2022

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Prompt of the day: What is a road trip you would love to take?

I look forward to more drives again here in Sheboygan County, Midwest, USA. When we moved here years ago, I learned how to drive to Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and home again, on country roads and streets.

There is a Mead Public Library Blog. I recognized the WordPress theme they use and follow their blog.

We also enjoy our Oostburg Public Library.

Sometimes we visit the Cedar Grove Public Library in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin.

And I am sure many readers know about theLittle Free Librarysite and program. There are many little libraries in our area.

With books, we can visit many places!

Two poems from our Archives:

routine errands
never routine
country roads

new library books
and wandering home
on all the roads
fields, Spring air, sky
first red-winged blackbird

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Creative Notes

And the Word
was made flesh,
and dwelt among us . . .
full of grace
and truth.

From John 1:14 (KJV)

We included this Bible verse in Quiet Christmas Poetry. I have loved this verse for years. The Word.

New Year, New Success with Bloganuary is a recent post from News.

I look forward to this new challenge in January, and will begin with new posts from my site, POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN. As I learn more, I will share here as well.