two poems

after rain sun
in the garden
where green plants
still grow and today
begins anew

My new poem, after rain sun, is from Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin yesterday. You may also be interested to read and view Poems: Rain and Seasons from the same site. One example:

on new seawall
built with limestone
from a Wisconsin

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calendar by my computer

by my computer
with all kinds of notes
handwritten cards sent
health care appointments
and record of progress
work continues

I look back
and I look forward
blessings of today

July 28, 2021


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O God, thou art my God;
early will I seek thee . . .

From Psalm 63: 1

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Haiku: Old and New

blue gloves rest
on wheelbarrow of weeds
autumn work

colder weather
time for my favorite coat
from a thrift store

country roads
farmers prepare their fields
for winter

winter rain
snow fences
ready to unroll

Photo by Steven Arenas on

Summer: Acrostic and Haiku Poems

S  eason of
U  plifting
M  usings and
M  emories
E  ternally
R  eal


reading poetry
in the garden
summer school

B  eautiful way to
O  pen hearts and
O  pen minds to
K  now new stories and
S  ongs


of summers gone by
voices on the breeze

You may also wish to visit Poems For Bulletin Boards. I enjoy the different themes, and presenting poems in different ways. Readers are welcome to use my poems in their lessons and art, with proper credit (my name and the blog).

Thank you,

Ellen Grace Olinger

Psalm 122, photos and poems

Peace be within thy walls,
and prosperity within thy palaces.

For my brethren and companions’ sakes,
I will now say, Peace be within thee.

Because of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek thy good.

Psalm 122: 7 – 9

Rose Photo by Karl

These are two poems that I posted before. Over time, I am learning the poems for a new book, with Karl’s photos. It is interesting to see which poems work well in different posts, and that I remember easily. Sometimes I rediscover poems in my archives.

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

“Peace be within thy walls.”

Ellen Grace Olinger

Rose Photo by Karl