Tag: Creative Reading and Writing

two poems

some days
I read a little more
with my heart
and let my mind rest

different writers
and their gifts
with many forms

poems, novels,
letters, stories
blog posts

another day
or even year
I will reread and

understand a little
more about craft
and what I learned
from the author

yes, this is the gift
of growing older
all that can be kept
in the heart

grown to new art

Today – still love the mystery of learning. I may read a poet for comfort and wisdom, and later reread and study the craft. “Oh, I see – wonderful.” And meanwhile, a good way to pass the time when I need more rest. Light for a new life-lesson.

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

Poems From Psalms And Nature

February 20, 2020

Ellen Grace Olinger

Images: Reusable Art

winter storm Sunday

winter storm Sunday
a day to read poems
and enjoy the images,
language, and craft
with my heart

Today – and the following poems are from a past Spring. They were published together on one page in Time Of Singing.

Holy Week
lily flowers
wait to bloom

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

trusting God
a little more
with my questions
fog rests
on Spring fields

Time Of Singing
Volume 41, Number 1
Spring 2014

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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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

morning colors

water and sky
are the same
soft grey

green tree branches
and the wood
of my desk

and a piece of furniture
from my Swedish grandmother

Today I am reading Harvesting Fog poems by Luci Shaw – Pinyon Publishing 2010; Montrose, Colorado. Author Copyright.

I had not looked at Pinyon Publishing for a time. “Quality Writing Celebrating the Arts & Sciences.” So I will learn more today.

Ellen Grace Olinger

The Heron’s Nest – March 2019

The new issue of The Heron’s Nest is online. “where tradition and innovation meet and complement each other”

John Stevenson is Managing Editor of this haiku journal. I have been reading there for some time. Please see How to Submit for more information, and the names of the Associate Editors. Guidelines among journals vary, so be sure to read and follow each journal’s rules, if you wish to offer work for review. First step is to read!

I enjoy reading print books/journals too, and like The Heron’s Nest Annual Editions. I am still reading Volume 19 for 2017, and placed an advance order for the new edition for 2018.

morning

time to sit quietly
watch the sky

then as I read
how beautiful

the reflection
of a lamp
in the window

Ellen Grace Olinger