Tag: Creativity

Winter

The holiday swag on the cedar tree continues to be beautiful. Karl took this photo yesterday.

W onderful time of
I nspiration and
N ew books
T o
E njoy
R eading

WINTER acrostic poem

Icy Deck by Lake Michigan
Photo by Karl yesterday

Ellen Grace Olinger

"Hear me when I call . . ."

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)
I arranged the lines for this post.

Birds on a Branch image is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Ellen Grace Olinger

John One: The Word

And the Word
was made flesh
and dwelt among us . . .

John 1: 14a (KJV)

This week I also read the Christmas story in Matthew and Luke. A great blessing, and to also refresh my memory about the history and all the characters in the story. So often I am reading my Bible, and then am inspired to write a post.

These two paintings are by Monet, and courtesy of wpclipart.

Blessings,
Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes

This week I reviewed some of our archives, and created posts for Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. Readers of this site will also be familiar with some of the content.

Time and Place

Time and Place: Grateful for Parks in Town

The first two posts include many of Karl’s photos. I like to think we are adding to the record of our local history. As I reviewed, I saw that I wrote several new haiku this year, and created a post for the poems.

Haiku 2019

And I wrote a post, Christmas 2019, for Quiet Christmas Poetry, so readers know the book is still available, with information about where to order. We created the book from the site in 2014, and I write an update once in a great while. Perhaps the book will be an introduction to blogs for some readers.

Garden Journal
July 5, 2019
Photos by Karl

Ellen Grace Olinger

Peaceful Gratitude

I am grateful for our blogs with WordPress. It is interesting, through the data provided – and other forms of feedback – to see which poems are read often. And if one poem is read by one person, that is wonderful as well. Sometimes many people may visit, and sometimes one person may visit, and view a few posts. Thank you. With all the data, there is still the wonderful mystery of creativity.

Two poems:

R est
E  ducate
A  dmire
D  ream
I   nspire
N  ew
G  oals

Acrostic poem for READING is one of the most read poems at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, which we began in December 2009. “Grace” is a recent poem from the same site.

GRACE

gifts of small moments
when I read and write

in the middle of all
that happens every day

in our worlds
large and small

I am more than content
with what I have
and have achieved

goals revised
and rewritten for now

When my spirit
was overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

Psalm 142: 3a (KJV)

Photo by Karl

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry. Fall 2019. Lora Homan Zill is the Editor.

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2017.

cooler weather and strong winds
all the leaves falling and we see the shapes of trees
light streams into the house as the sun moves south
red geraniums still bloom
October turns to face November

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
October 2011

reading
in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
any age

WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. Winter 2016. Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor.

Image is from wpclipart.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

snow on the fields

gentle growing snowfall
evergreens heavy-laden
and bearing the weight
with such ease

all the fields
that will soon be
corn and soybeans
wheat and wildflowers

prepared for planting

I found this poem again
in my February 2012 archives for this site,
Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl