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.

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Psalm 36

O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee;

and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalm 36: 10

Friends Fishing Pond
Part of Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County
August 2018
Photo by Karl

Psalm 34

The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants:

and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

Psalm 34: 22

Tamarack Circle Nature Trail
Mauthe Lake – Northern Kettle Moraine

July 2018
Photo by Karl

Holy Week

Holy Week
lily flowers
wait to bloom

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

trusting God
a little more
with my questions
fog rests
on Spring fields

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 41 Number 1
Spring 2014

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