Category: Beauty

Seasons

sometimes
it is enough
to simply hold
one of my
well-worn Bibles
and thank God
and then reread
a Psalm I’ve read
more times than
I know and still
discover something
new

Poems From Psalms And Nature

February 24, 2015

We stopped by Kiwanis Park yesterday, and were able to walk on a sidewalk across from the river. Karl took these photos last March.

Along The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
March 24, 2019
Photos by Karl

Creative Notes, Poems, and Photos

One day this winter, Karl and I went to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This has been on our list for some time. We enjoyed our visit and the people working there were so helpful.

Another visit to Mead Public Library in Sheboygan is also on our list.

And our Oostburg Public Library “A Little Library Growing Everyday.”

A note of gratitude: as I think over the years, my heart is touched by the kindness of people as I have grown older and experienced some health challenges. Some poems from my archives reflect this theme.

autumn in the air
young people
open doors for me
at the library

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

“autumn leaves” was the Daily Haiku for August 14, 2019.
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

how quickly
another generation
grows
seems I only
looked away
for a moment

how good their work
how beautiful their art

Tulips from a store – February 9, 2016

April 7, 2017

May 2, 2016

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 5: 7 (KJV)

Notes, poems, and photos are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

two poems

some days
I read a little more
with my heart
and let my mind rest

different writers
and their gifts
with many forms

poems, novels,
letters, stories
blog posts

another day
or even year
I will reread and

understand a little
more about craft
and what I learned
from the author

yes, this is the gift
of growing older
all that can be kept
in the heart

grown to new art

Today – still love the mystery of learning. I may read a poet for comfort and wisdom, and later reread and study the craft. “Oh, I see – wonderful.” And meanwhile, a good way to pass the time when I need more rest. Light for a new life-lesson.

far from perfect
and in need of grace
we found our way
to unconditional love

Poems From Psalms And Nature

February 20, 2020

Ellen Grace Olinger

Images: Reusable Art

Encouragement: Poems and Photos

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need is a beautiful poetry anthology with Time Of Singing. The cover and illustrations are by Charles A. Waugaman. We published the book in 2007, and it has lasted. The themes are timeless and many poets are featured. Lora Homan Zill and I served as Editors. Please visit the books page at Time Of Singing, if you wish to know more about this book.

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WINTER ACROSTIC
January 21, 2011

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

April 30, 2012.
Photo: wpclipart

more colors of blue
in Lake Michigan today
than I can name
the wonder of always learning
dreaming new dreams

Poem: March 13, 2012
Photo is from my post on June 13, 2018.

country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

Time Of Singing, 2012
Photo: wpclipart

Photo by Karl July 29, 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

after the storm

after the storm
blue sky and sun
on evergreens
covered with snow

I pray a few verses
from the Psalms
after the storm
and always

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

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

Primrose Botanical Print is courtesy of Reusable Art.