Category: Art

April Poems

faith kept and grown
when much else could not
the rains arrived
puddles in the fields
how beautiful
the rich brown earth

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

Poems are from my archives.

Pictures are from Reusable Art.

Meditation: Books and Journals

I look at the books and journals in our home and am grateful. There is a wide selection: poetry, memoirs, novels, books discarded by libraries, books from thrift stores, books given as gifts. Poets I’ve read for decades, and new poets in journals and who post on their blogs.

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings, by Joni Mitchell, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019; and is a beautiful book. She wrote a forward in May 2019. And she is as grateful as ever.

Poetry called to me from the Psalms, and the hymns, from church. Then when I was young I heard Joni Mitchell, and other artists. I could write too!

Monday afternoon
in March
sun fills a bookcase
from my father

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Creative Notes: Psalms And Nature, Haiku

This time of great need is a post I wrote yesterday, at Poems From Psalms And Nature. Then the next post was from Psalm 17.

I also wrote about the Psalms in 2010, in the Haiku – Three Questions series edited by Curtis Dunlap. Ellen Olinger – Three Questions is my page at his site, Blogging Along Tobacco Road. There is a significant poetry archive there.

Thy statutes have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

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Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing by Charlotte Digregorio

I received Charlotte Digregorio’s new print book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing, this week. Yesterday, I began reading and am grateful for her art.

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog features many poets, and I am honored to be published there.

Please read Charlotte’s post, Heal Yourself with this Book, for more information.

You can also refer to her post, It’s Published! Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photos and Clipart

May 2016 – new peonies and daylilies grow near forsythia.

The peony drawing is from wpclipart.

July 2011 – Photo of daylilies by Karl.

Peonies – wpclipart

Good research time for interesting and beautiful images for my new series at Poems From Psalms And Nature – a verse or two and a picture, one post at a time. And I have rediscovered images from our archives. Today’s post there was from Psalm 4.

Ellen Grace Olinger