The daily prompts from The Team at WordPress.com are excellent. I am writing posts at
POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN.
Yesterday the question was What do you like most about your writing?
I wrote, My writing is from my heart.
Then I searched in my archives for my “heart poems” and created two more posts:
Heart Poems and Heart Poems – 2.
Some of my posts are longer. I also realized that times I have not been able to write – work, family, health – new stories were growing in my life. Gratitude and Hope.
warm August night
light fading – already?
Time of Singing (1996)
The light through the days and seasons is interesting and beautiful to watch.
and wildflowers in Aunt Marie’s pitcher gifts of late August
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin (2011)
My great-aunt was a pioneer in special education.
a few leaves
drift from the birch tree and reach the last of the lilies
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin (2014)
I watch the birch tree in the yard for small changes this time of year.
Yesterday, we reached
500 Posts at Poems For Bulletin Boards.
Ellen Grace Olinger
I will abundantly bless her provision:
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
Psalm 132: 15
on the counter and bring home with great care
a work of art
to nourish body and soul the recipe over 80 years old
marbled rye bread
from Oostburg Bakery
March 21, 2015
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
Oostburg Bakery – Wisconsin
Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger
is a new post at July Poems and Pictures Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.
I reviewed our July archives and reprinted from each year so far, 2010 – 2019. And I link back to the original posts.
The result is a new collage of poems, images, and reflections over years of July in Wisconsin.
I am grateful for our blogs with WordPress. It is interesting, through the data provided – and other forms of feedback – to see which poems are read often. And if one poem is read by one person, that is wonderful as well. Sometimes many people may visit, and sometimes one person may visit, and view a few posts. Thank you. With all the data, there is still the wonderful mystery of creativity.
R est E ducate A dmire D ream I nspire N ew G oals
Acrostic poem for READING is one of the most read poems at
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, which we began in December 2009. “Grace” is a recent poem from the same site.
gifts of small moments
when I read and write
in the middle of all
that happens every day
in our worlds
large and small
I am more than content
with what I have and have achieved
and rewritten for now
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. Psalm 142: 3a (KJV)
Photo by Karl
Ellen Grace Olinger
another generation grows seems I only looked away for a moment
how good their work
how beautiful their art
My poem is a part of a longer post at
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, which we began in December 2009. The post there is Peaceful Gratitude.
Karl took this photo at the
Oostburg Public Library last summer. “A Little Library Growing Every Day”
This photo by Karl is from the
Cedar Grove Public Library last summer.
The poem is by Ellen Grace Olinger.