Tag: Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Poem and Photo

IT IS IMPORTANT

To have a vision
to sustain the effort
to see it all the way
through – –

Even when it seems
to leave you

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This is a favorite old poem, and it has found many homes.

It was published first in Time Of Singing.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Oostburg, Wisconsin
July 13, 2018
Photo by Karl

And So My Soul

I wrote this poem in 1981.  It was first published by Time Of Singing in 1991.

AND SO MY SOUL

And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again
As the sun spills
Over flowers
And the neighborhood
Sleeps

Endurance is eloquent
And marigolds are
Admirable because
They bloom
So long

Oh, my heart
Is tender
Yet God keeps it
Strong
And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again

Ellen Grace Olinger