Tag: Memoirs in Poetry

Poem and Pictures

Old Wood In The House

strong winter winds
old wood in the house
ceilings, floors, walls
startling me in the early hours
speaking to me this day

resilience
strength

the way
Hope holds

Favorite old poem – still true
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
January 2012

CREATIVE NOTE: December 19, 2019 was our 10th anniversary with WordPress.com. If you wish, see the Achievement post at Poems from Oostburg, Wisconsin. We began this site, Poems From Psalms and Nature, in July 2010. These 10 years hold a lot of life, a lot of hope. I always feel I am just beginning . . . thank you.

I enjoy the research for images at wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poem and Photos

routine care
and happy to wait my turn
I watch the world go by
and my heart
fills with love

Ellen Grace Olinger

Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
November 14, 2019
Photos by Karl

reading poetry

reading poetry
my coffee gets cold
guess I made it
for the fragrance

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 43  “Intermezzo”
Fall 2016

Some day I hope to create a book with my poems for the language arts.

There is a nice selection of Flower Images at Reusable Art.

new growth

new growth
on evergreens
dinner with old friends

Published in SMILE (Summer 2010).

Photo by Karl – June 2019

Poem, Photo, and Creative Note

hosta plants grow
around the ash tree stump
an abundance of health
and new green

as if to say
we knew you would not
last the storm
we are here

there is new beauty now
new hope and a new time

I wrote the poem last week, and took the photo yesterday. They were published first in posts at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. I call these poems journal poems. They flow from my heart, and I write them directly in posts. Often though, an image or personal reflection is with me for a long time, before I write. When I can write easily, it is because I am living with the images, and blessed by God’s grace in many ways. And as I pray the Psalms and read in general, my own writing grows. Rest is necessary too.

Ellen Grace Olinger