I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and the right of the poor.
Psalm 140: 12
Themes of mercy, faith, love, kindness, hope . . .
N ew thoughts
To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven . . .
Ecclesiastes 3: 1 (KJV)
SEASON is one of the poems from Quiet Christmas Poetry, which is both a site and a large print chapbook.
The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) is serving many people.
R emembrance of
LETTERS acrostic poem
Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.
Matthew 5: 4 (KJV)
Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park is a small park near the railroad tracks and a business area in Oostburg, Wisconsin. Karl took these photos on August 21, 2019.
I looked at my emails and received a message today from the
Aurora Health Care Foundation. I learned that Nurses Week is May 6 – May 12. We are grateful to help in our area. Grateful for care.
Another message was from Luther Manor in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. People we know have served and been cared for well there. The message today was about donations, so they can buy more iPADS to make Virtual Visits possible.
. . . whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
Philippians 4: 8 (KJV)
I watch the sky
and remember poems
painting a new day
with grace and prayer
a sky Georgia O’Keeffe
The verses are familiar, and a comfort:
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61: 1 – 2
I was listening to music that recalled many years, and I remembered a verse from the Psalms.
They go from strength to strength . . .
From Psalm 84: 7 (KJV)
One of my early poems is “And So My Soul:”
Endurance is eloquent
And marigolds are
I wrote the poem in 1981, and it was published by Time Of Singing in 1991. You can read the poem in my post from August 10, 2019.
For this post, I looked for a photo from each season at the WordPress.com Free Photo Library.
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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