Three Poems

PRAYING THE PSALMS

praying the Psalms
and reading poetry
books and journals
I write new poems
about everyday life

HAIKU

time to read
wind and shadows
on evergreens

BOOKS ON THE SHELVES

books on the shelves
from many years
new books and old
from thrift stores
and discarded by libraries

looking at the books
as I sit and write
gives me peace
and books by my chair
in my small study

I do not need to teach
from the books, or even
read them on any schedule,
they are my books now
and they give me peace

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Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Psalm 53 and haiku

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men,
to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

Psalm 53: 2

trees with full leaves
providing shade
comfort of faith

Ellen Grace Olinger

My poem was published in Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
(Summer 2012). Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

The Leaf Sketch is by William Walker, courtesy of Reusable Art.

This picture is from wpclipart.

reading

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

Ellen Grace Olinger

My poem was published in WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading (Winter 2016). Shirley Anne Leonard is Editor.

The images are courtesy of wpclipart.

Easter Poems

These are poems from my archives.

Easter sunrise
two lily flowers
by the window –
family in Heaven
and thoughts
of those on Earth

light reaches branches
on old tall trees
Easter sunrise

Easter lily blooms
in cold Wisconsin Spring
furnace runs
and through the rooms
fragrance of flowers

morning clouds
and here and there
enough light for the lily

Spring grows
afternoon shadows
on a green lawn

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

Welcoming Hope is an illustrated poetry collection with Time Of Singing, A Journal of Christian Poetry.

Please see the Time Of Singing books page for more information, including the featured poets and how to order.

Lora Homan Zill
Ellen G. Olinger
Editors

Charles A. Waugaman
Art Editor, Illustrator