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Daily Prompt


reading poems
by Ted Kooser
and I look again
at the trees
and some years
were hard and also
the new growth
in today’s sun
and they are beautiful

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger
July 26, 2022

You can visit The Official Website of Poet: Ted Kooser, supported by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Trees is reprinted from POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN.

staying with light


staying with light
I read in different corners
of the house


I am reading my Bible, Emily Dickinson, Ted Kooser, and Wendell Berry, among other authors.


In the beginning was the Word . . . John 1: 1

This verse begins Quiet Christmas Poetry.  I wrote a new post for the book at the Christmas site.


Ellen Grace Olinger

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