Thrift Stores

Where would you go on a shopping spree?

Daily writing prompt

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

older now
used books settle
in their new home

Grateful for stores and small businesses online too. Wonderful to be able to create and share in many ways.

“older now” credit:
All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019)
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press, West Union, WV

Photo by Phil Mitchell on

old and new art

old paintings
words from my parents
still encourage me

I rediscovered this poem, as I worked on Large Print Poems last year – a site I began in August 2020.

We enjoy paintings from thrift stores, and also new art from a few ETSY shops online (as one example). I am grateful for all the wonderful posts in my reader.

Photo by Skyler Ewing on


on tiny vase
from a thrift store
God’s special gift
for me today

Bethesda Thrift Shop in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Bethesda Lutheran Communities “Changing the world for people with disabilities”

Posts in this new series at Poems From Psalms And Nature:


Mercy and Gratitude

Ellen Grace Olinger – July 2015