Tag: Poems From Psalms And Nature

Autumn Archives

lake and sky
the same color
Autumn Equinox

September 23, 2010

above
the old garage
autumn treetops

September 29, 2014

as the days
begin to shorten
my heart is drawn
to pray more
and contemplate
the Light of the World

John 1: 5a (KJV):

And the light shineth in darkness . . .

October 7, 2013

forming the shape
of a butterfly
two gold leaves

October 21, 2013

ordering
a Christmas wreath
for my parents’ graves
even though I know
they are not there

November 6, 2012

reading
Emily Dickinson
on a rainy day . . .
a gold leaf stays
on the branch

November 6, 2013

light snow
on harvested fields
peace of small roads

November 14, 2014

garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer

November 5, 2019

“garden journal” was the Daily Haiku: Nov. 4, 2019.
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Photo by Karl – October 29, 2018
Part of a longer post, Haiku and Photos, on November 5, 2019.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Autumn Archives – Poems From Psalms And Nature

Vocabulary List – 1

There are words and phrases from our Psalms series that stay with me, and that I hope to include in new poems, with references.

Mercy – “for his mercy endureth for ever”

Psalm 136

Lovingkindness – “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning”

Psalm 143

before dawn

bird songs
in the yard
through an open
kitchen window

and I remember
to hear His
lovingkindness
in
the morning

and I pray

may there be
mercy, love, and
kindness
in my heart
all day

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Psalm 128

Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD;
that walketh in his ways.

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands:
happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Psalm 128: 1 – 2

I also thought it might be helpful if I add a few links to earlier posts, to some of the current posts.

New Series From The Psalms March 17, 2020

Psalm 18 March 28, 2020

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

Psalm 18: 1

Nature’s Splendor Stained Glass Pattern Book, courtesy of The Dover Design Sampler.

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