Category: Gratitude

Meditation: Books and Journals

I look at the books and journals in our home and am grateful. There is a wide selection: poetry, memoirs, novels, books discarded by libraries, books from thrift stores, books given as gifts. Poets I’ve read for decades, and new poets in journals and who post on their blogs.

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings, by Joni Mitchell, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019; and is a beautiful book. She wrote a forward in May 2019. And she is as grateful as ever.

Poetry called to me from the Psalms, and the hymns, from church. Then when I was young I heard Joni Mitchell, and other artists. I could write too!

Monday afternoon
in March
sun fills a bookcase
from my father

Photo by Tom Mann on Pexels.com

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Photos and Clipart

May 2016 – new peonies and daylilies grow near forsythia.

The peony drawing is from wpclipart.

July 2011 – Photo of daylilies by Karl.

Peonies – wpclipart

Good research time for interesting and beautiful images for my new series at Poems From Psalms And Nature – a verse or two and a picture, one post at a time. And I have rediscovered images from our archives. Today’s post there was from Psalm 4.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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.