Psalm 9

I will be glad and rejoice in thee:
I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
a refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 9: 2, 9

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They Can Return

they can return
in new and different ways
some of the things
thought lost

my mother and I were
closer in her old age
though we always loved
language and books

a past illness led to me
simply sitting with her
for hours as that was 
something I could do

conversations
the trust that grows
through decades
of unconditional love

now sometimes
these many years
since her passing
I remember what she said
and the advice still applies

My poem is from May 2019.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Poems and Photos

Poems old and new, and recent photos by Karl:

after the storm
bird on a branch
of the broken tree

rain and
near my window
first daylilies bloom

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: Nov. 8, 2018

M  arvel at and
U  nderstand the
S  easons a little more
E  ach year

MUSE

The ash tree stump is a beautiful place now for a begonia. Hosta plants surround the stump. A wonderful image of healing and renewal.

Hosta will flower soon.

Photos are by Karl and poems are by Ellen.

Acrostic Poems and Photos

P   romises of
S   erenity
A   nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

PSALMS

G  reen colors
R  ejoice in various shades
E  vergreens grow and
E  very tree’s leaves
N  ow, this almost summer day

GREEN

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 18, 2019
Photos by Karl

Acrostics are by Ellen Grace Olinger.