pink and grey clouds

pink and grey clouds
with light

brown rice
with red peppers,
spinach, mushrooms,
peas, carrots,
and olive oil

cover art
for books and journals

grateful today
for art and colors
in so many ways

And from the Psalms:

Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

Remember, O LORD,
thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses;
for they have been ever of old.

Psalm 25: 1, 6

Ellen Grace Olinger

Psalm 132 and poem

I will abundantly bless her provision:
I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Psalm 132: 15


to admire
on the counter
and bring home
with great care

a work of art
to nourish
body and soul
the recipe over
80 years old

marbled rye bread
from Oostburg Bakery

March 21, 2015

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Oostburg Bakery – Wisconsin

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Psalm 65

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it:

thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God,
which is full of water:

thou preparest them corn,
when thou hast so provided for it.

Psalm 65: 9

Food inspires many art photos. I selected this one today.

Photo by Jessica Lewis on

Psalm 37 and Short Poems

Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed.

Psalm 37: 3

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

summer sun
thrift store bowl painted
with leaves and fruit

blueberries on sale
from Canada now

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

“gulls lifting” was published in SMILE (2009, 2010); and Bell’s Letters Poet (2010).

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Photo by Jessica Lewis on