Tag: Poems

Poem and Photos

routine care
and happy to wait my turn
I watch the world go by
and my heart
fills with love

Ellen Grace Olinger

Lake Michigan
Oostburg, Wisconsin
November 14, 2019
Photos by Karl

Poems

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry. Fall 2019. Lora Homan Zill is the Editor.

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2017.

cooler weather and strong winds
all the leaves falling and we see the shapes of trees
light streams into the house as the sun moves south
red geraniums still bloom
October turns to face November

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
October 2011

reading
in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
any age

WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. Winter 2016. Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor.

Image is from wpclipart.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Acrostic Poems To Share

P   romises of
S   erenity
A   
nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

PSALMS

R estore
E ncourage
S ing
T rust God

REST

P  urpose
R  evealed
A  nd
Y  our
E  fforts
R  enewed

PRAYER

H ave faith as you journey
O n and trust God’s love and
P romises for you
E ven today and then always

HOPE

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)

You are welcome to reprint my poems with proper credit. Ideas include bulletin boards in classrooms, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes – places where a short poem may be an encouragement to someone or help with a poetry lesson. If someone reads a poem, and thinks, “I can write too,” that is wonderful.

Artistic Flowers is by Christopher Dresser and courtesy of Reusable Art. I learn about artists and art history at Reusable Art, which is an excellent and well-organized resource.

Acrostic poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Three Print Journals

So far, I have received the new winter issues for three print journals. I enjoy reading and learning from many writers and publishers.

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Editor: Lora Homan Zill
Wind & Water Press

WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading
Shirley Anne Leonard, Editor
Dr. Richard Leonard, Publisher

MAYFLY
Editors: Randy & Shirley Brooks
Brooks Books Haiku

Hope you enjoy visiting their sites. If you are sending poems for review, be sure to read and follow the guidelines carefully.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Cotoneaster Colors and October Acrostic

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October 2017
Ellen Grace Olinger

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October 2010
Photo by Karl

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October 2018
Photo by Karl

ACROSTIC FOR OCTOBER

O verture to a
C ooler season
T o embrace with
O pen hearts and
B rave souls . . .
E njoying the Fall and
R eading books!

Ellen Grace Olinger

Two Poems

clouds with some blue
outside my study window
some days God seems so clear
other days I must dwell more deeply
in my reading of the Psalms

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writing and reading
I don’t see the dust

then seeing
I remember

and know He does not forget
and understands

with Love

Psalm 103: 14 (KJV)
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth we are dust.

Poems from my Archives
Ellen Grace Olinger

trees

Simple Tree Drawings are courtesy of Reusable Art.