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Since Valentine’s Day is on February 14, I searched my blog for Bible verses I’ve quoted about love over the years. Here are two verses and a poem.

A new commandment I give unto you,
that ye love one another;
as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.

John 13: 34 (KJV)

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

1 John 4: 19 (KJV)



in many

how love
may change
yet endures


Ellen Grace Olinger

Images are courtesy of wpclipart.

A Poet’s Window

I look out one window
and there are icebergs
growing larger

how beautiful the light
on the snow and ice

I look out another window
and there are the
evergreen branches
dancing in the wind

January 2015

Today I see a mixed-media painting, perhaps because I have been viewing posts by many artists. I enjoyed the arts and crafts when young, and here and there in my older years. Just beginning, to begin again!

I look up from a Psalm
as I read in an old Bible
held together with tape
and see a painting
in the yard

I’ll write as I might create
a painting some day
from what I know
so far

blue sky background
birch trees
the birch tree
by my window
and then the detailed
frost painting
on the window

Ellen Grace Olinger

Two Photos: Different Ideas

Original photo by Karl

Original photo by Ellen

It is interesting how photos may be edited to highlight different aspects of the photos. The flowers, the vases and presentation, and light in the room are all part of the images.

beloved country roads

beloved country roads
the images that went
past my mind and
to my soul

now old friends

and around the bend
seagulls rise
from corn stubble
winter fields

Winter 2015

driving home
on different roads
and streets

these trees are taller

I remember places
that only exist in photos
and memories now

and then
the beauty

of today

Summer 2015

a road back North
from Port Washington
that I know from past
years of my mother’s care

once gravel and now paved
farmers work in their fields
tiny plants grow
so nice to say hello

to some of the old roads

Spring 2015

Reusable Art

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.


Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 9 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

Three favorite poems:

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger