beautiful used books from different places room needed at a library for current books and spaces redesigned or someone moved and passed along a few books for others to discover not really “discarded” another way to bless and share
sunny morning with no wind the quiet image of orange daylilies in bloom
early morning hosta flowers grow above the windowsill
Saturday morning so happy with the plants we bought on sale
early Sunday raindrops in some light on evergreen branches
one yellow leaf on the birch tree late July
Creative Note: My poems were published first at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. I am writing short poems to describe moments as they happen. Later I may see a sequence and then reprint in one post.
Peony – July 14, 2019 Photo by Karl
Daylily – July 18, 2019 Photo by Karl
Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger, 2019.
Creative Note: I am reading a used book I bought from Amazon: Sightseers into Pilgrims, A Sampler of Contemporary Christian Poets. Edited, and with an Introduction by Luci Shaw. Copyright 1973 by Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois. Excellent poems, and I have also read Luci Shaw’s books of poetry and memoirs for many years. I enjoy both new and used books, and also look for discards from libraries when I order. I like seeing where the book was and the library information. A book from a thrift store may include a gift note. How wonderful to consider the journey of a book!
of quiet and poetry
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know
We’ve had a lot of rain.
Yesterday I went to Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. I had not been there for a time. They had a large selection of used books for sale. I bought two poetry books, for less than one dollar. Lilacs were in bloom along the roads.
Then I stopped at Arby’s in Kohler. A young person held the door for me, and people were so kind. I am older now. I enjoyed a salad, and brought a cup of coffee home.
R ose clouds at sunrise, and the day O pens to songs, silence, and new S trength, with hope E verlasting
Our pink peonies will bloom soon. My parents had red, white, and pink peonies in their yard.