Category: Encouragement

review

Yesterday, I began my review of my poetry files, before email. This has been a goal for awhile.

I know there is a lot to learn there: poems sent for review, a few accepted, and most of all, the feedback from writers and editors. This is all a part of so many years and memories. An hour here, an hour there. Not too much at one time.

Most of all, I want to say thank you to editors who took the time to encourage a new poet. I am always beginning anew. Most of all, with my poems, I try to express in simple language the seasons and daily life through the years. Encouragement.

I have lost touch with some print journals and editors. Often, they were from a generation older than me. I will let go, and I will also save a few notes and old poems. Perhaps create a collage. And some new space in my files for life now.

And thank you. I like that the work I want to save is all here, and lots of informal posts too.

revison is a new poem yesterday at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Reusable Art

Ellen Grace Olinger

July Poems and Pictures

robin on the branch
outside my window
rain-washed air

July 15, 2010

Peonies In July
July 8, 2011
Photo by Karl

Deep calleth unto deep … *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV)

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July 24, 2012

dragonfly rests
for a moment
on the tree branch
long enough for me
to see each wing

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July 18, 2013

wildflowers grow
by fields of corn
words of poetry
uplift my soul
keep me strong

Queen Anne’s Lace
along the roads
missing my mother
she somehow
seems near

July 17, 2014

strength for the iris
while waiting to bloom
daylily

July 16, 2015

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

July 30, 2015

Gerbera Daisy Plants
July 4, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

morning music
bird songs more present
than sounds from the highway

July 7, 2017

Flowers
July 29, 2018
Photo by Karl

as I create a post
and prepare to publish
I see the themes
of my life so far

art, beauty, creativity, encouragement, faith, flowers, gratitude, grief, health, hope, love, nature, poetry, seasons. . .

July 23, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger

social distance greetings

social distance greetings
across parking lots
and park spaces
open in some ways
closed in others
we all understand
and are grateful
our common good

And garden journal photos by Karl this week:

Bridal wreath by Lake Michigan – we planted this bush years ago.

Poppies were planted by previous owners decades ago.