Tag: Creative Writing

Poems from the September Archives

home from mailing
poetry notes
monarch butterfly
greets me
at the back door

2010

mid-day sun
in the south window
geese in flight

2011

still life painting
outside my window
autumn quiet

2012

morning rain
rereading familiar
poems of faith

2013

above
the old garage
autumn treetops

2014

Bible on my shelf
a ribbon holds my place
in the Psalms

2017

rain and wind
flower petals
on the wood porch

2019

new picture
on my study wall
calendar for September

2020

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

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Photos, Memories, New Poems

photos of sunflowers
the field on the way home
from my mother’s home
years and years ago
gave me strength

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

Psalm 18: 1

My poem is from a new sequence at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin:
August days go by.

Another idea is a haiku or two – perhaps writing prompts for a poetry lesson. With a general beginning, writers can add their own images and reflections. I was viewing photos at the WordPress.com free photo library.

photos of sunflowers
field on the way home
from my mother’s home

photos of flowers
gardens and fields
on my way home

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heart with hope

Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* The first line of my poem is from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV).

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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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