Tag: Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

warmth and textures

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warmth and textures
of colorful handmade
afghans and blankets
from Bethesda *

I wonder about the people
who made them
stitch-by-stitch . . .
and why they let them go

perhaps a move from
one home to another
and/or a ministry of love
like prayer shawls

a passing to another Place
perhaps . . .

knowing their art
will warm another
and needing no credit

imagine buying such a gift
for a few dollars
and on sale too

* Bethesda Thrift Shop in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Poem from this site on February 7, 2018

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sometimes

sometimes
it is enough
to simply hold
one of my
well-worn Bibles
and thank God
and then reread
a Psalm I’ve read
more times than
I know and still
discover something
new

Ellen Grace Olinger – January 27, 2018

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Evergreen Trees

evergreen trees
with their branches
in May winds

through another
winter and green
and growing

resilient
some broken branches
interesting shapes
shelter for birds

the years show
and they are
beautiful as
they bless
today

May 10, 2015 (with some revisions today in the visual presentation of the poem). The WordPress editor inspires me to try new ideas.
The original post may be seen here.

Ellen Grace Olinger

for a few moments

for a few moments
as I pray and read
early sunlight
on birch trees
and a grey-blue sky

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Poem is by Ellen Grace Olinger.