Category: Faith

Creative Note: The Psalms Series 2020

The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary is a new post at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

This is part of what I wrote:

“The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.

My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.

The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.”

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

Blue & White Floral is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Poems 2020 and Photos

new day
in my older life
sun on evergreens

January

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

February

March sunrise
shadows of trees
on cedar garage

March

raindrops
robin in a daylily
garden

April

May garden
daffodils bloom
through the night

May

early June
ferns as tall
as the garden chair

June

mid-July
daylilies and hosta
tell the time

July

sunrise . . .
some water
for the chrysanthemum

Accepted for publication in hedgerow: a journal of small poems, edited by Caroline Skanne.

August

grey day
colors of books go well
with art on the walls

September

October days
and November in sight
frost on the ground

October

peaceful morning
a prayer from childhood
still with me

Published in Bundled Wildflowers, Haiku Society of America 2020 Members’ Anthology. Bryan Rickert, Editor.

My poem was the Daily Haiku: Nov. 10, 2020 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

November

work in the kitchen
rice with carrots
and kale

December

Moon and Sky – about 4 PM
January 6, 2020

Lake Michigan – about 4 PM
January 6, 2020

Oostburg, Wisconsin
Photos by Karl

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Christmas Story

Yesterday, I reread the Christmas story from the Bible.

I also read from WinterSong: Christmas Readings by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw. This year I wrote a new post about WinterSong: Classic Book.

Two of my poems:

holiness
and humility
Christmas

Quiet Christmas Poetry

different voices
create new songs
harmony

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

December Poems and Pictures

C old and time to
O  pen books, new and old
L oved and saved – for a
D  ecember day

COLD acrostic poem

short days
stars brighten
winter sky

almost dawn
small pink poinsettia
waits by the window

reading
the Christmas story
sounds
of carpenters
at work

towards the shortest day
of the year . . .
Light in my heart

New Year’s Eve
nearing the end
of a book
with many more
to read

“For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD:
thou art my trust from my youth.” 
Psalm 71: 5 (KJV)

December Archives
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Images: wpclipart

Poems From Psalms And Nature: Posts and Pages

My second site is Poems From Psalms And Nature (since July 2010). I have been working to review our series from March 2020 – July 2020. These posts are short selections from the 150 Psalms, with art by many people.

Thoughts, prayers, poems . . .

If you are interested, these are my two recent posts, and you can read/view more from there. My goal is to offer a few moments of beauty and hope.

Blog Collage Three: Garden Photos

The Psalms Series: July 2020 Index and Creative Notes

Thank you and take good care.

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