Acrostic poem for COLD – “time to open books”


C  old and time to
O  pen books, new and old
L  oved and saved for a
D  ecember day


With December 1, I am beginning to read a new devotional by Sarah Young:  Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence (2016, Thomas Nelson).  I bought my copy at a Target store, and this morning found the page for her book at Thomas Nelson.  Sarah Young writes from a perspective of chronic health problems, and time in prayer and Bible study.  I like the design of her small books.

Acrostic:  Ellen Grace Olinger





Ellen Grace Olinger

November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

Ellen Grace Olinger
Published in SMILE
(Fall/Winter 2008 – 09)

SMILE, a large print poetry journal, was edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for many years.



And So My Soul

And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again
As the sun spills
Over flowers
And the neighborhood

Endurance is eloquent
And marigolds are
Admirable because
They bloom
So long

Oh, my heart
Is tender
Yet God keeps it
And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again

Ellen Grace Olinger

Written in 1981
Published by Time Of Singing in 1991