Tag: Grace

after the storm

after the storm
blue sky and sun
on evergreens
covered with snow

I pray a few verses
from the Psalms
after the storm
and always

Thy statutes have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

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Grace

gifts of small moments
when I read and write

in the middle of all
that happens every day

in our worlds
large and small

I am more than content
with what I have
and have achieved

goals revised
and rewritten for now

When my spirit
was overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

Psalm 142: 3a (KJV)

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

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Ellen Grace Olinger

afternoon light

afternoon light
in my small study

shines on small gifts
from my mother
and aunt that I placed
on file cabinets today

a small gesture
that recalls their homes
and brings comfort
to my soul

listened to music
I’ve known for years

poetry books from friends

these many gifts
of each day

Ellen Grace Olinger

Interurban Trail, Town of Holland
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
August 26, 2018
Photos by Karl

Poems and Photo

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

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afternoon light
blue-grey skies
and water

give them a stage
to shine
seagulls

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another day
of grace
settling down
towards sunset
seagulls rest on water

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“another day” was published in Sea Bandits, edited by Aubrie Cox (2012), at YAY WORDS!

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Lake Michigan
July 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger