Category: Faith

as I create a post

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. . .

Ellen Grace Olinger

watercolor words

predawn sky
paints a background
for the new roses
in the blue vase

I watch the light
every day

June’s beautiful
days grew longer
as Spring became
Summer

hosta plants grow
and soon the flowers
will bring hummingbirds

then the wonderful
change to August
and many days
until then

and the light changes
all the time and I often
know by how the light falls
the time, month, season

Hummingbird drawings are courtesy of Reusable Art.

Journal Poem
July 14, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

more understanding

more understanding
as I reread books
on my shelves
and think of loved ones

older now
have weathered a few storms
by God’s grace
and help from others

more work to do
(need to walk more,
get back to book drafts begun)

and always just beginning
with gratitude, hope, faith,
love, beauty . . .

Journal Poem
July 12, 2019

Image credit: wpclipart

Ellen Grace Olinger

three haiku

tree with full leaves
providing shade
comfort of faith

clouds and moon
mostly by faith
moments by sight

Time Of Singing
Summer 2012

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

“loved for years” was reprinted by Charlotte Digregorio for the Daily Haiku: May 27, 2017.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Books by Luci Shaw

I am thinking more about the years and decades that I’ve been reading books by Luci Shaw.

The Biographical Information at her site may be of interest. She was born in London, England in 1928.

Two examples of her poetry books on my shelves are:

LISTEN TO THE GREEN – Copyright 1971 Luci Shaw. Harold Shaw Publishers; Wheaton, Illinois.

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: poems – Copyright 2018 Luci Shaw. Paraclete Press; Brewster, Massachusetts.

She writes about her life and growing older in a generous way.

You can also view her Photo Gallery.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Rain

Poems from my archives

R  efresh and renew
 ppreciate the plants in all their stages
I   nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
 ever without Hope

rain in dark night
refreshes each leaf
today I think of you
no longer with grief

for my father

rain before dawn
I think about the peonies
almost ready to bloom
and those in the area
already bowed to the ground

rainstorm
in the night
I sit and pray
for a longer time
today

rain in the night
and grey sunrise
soon we will see
the growth
from this time

Ellen Grace Olinger