Tag: Unconditional Love

Easter And Spring Poetry

Easter And Spring Poetry is a small site where I am creating some posts for Lent and Easter 2020. Some of your favorite poems are shared again. Last year, I posted there from February to May 2019. I will see what poems I have written since then that may be good to reprint in a new way as well. And perhaps even some new poems!

morning light
forms part of a cross
on the wood wall
my faith completes
the picture

L  ove
E  verlasting
N  ot
T  emporary

LENT acrostic poem

These are photos from wpclipart, a good education resource.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

they can return

they can return
in new and different ways
some of the things
thought lost

my mother and I were
closer in her old age
though we always loved
language and books

a past illness led to me
simply sitting with her
for hours as that was
something I could do

conversations
the trust that grows
through decades
of unconditional love

now sometimes
these many years
since her passing
I remember what she said
and the advice still applies

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poems for Lent, Mercy, and Easter

L  ove
E  verlasting
N  ot
 emporary

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5: 4 (KJV)

M  ay
E  veryone who can
R  emember and
C  onsider
Y  our children in need

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 5: 7 (KJV)

E  ternally
A  dored
S  avior
T  ruly
E  ternally
R  isen

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.

Matthew 28: 6a (KJV)

Acrostics are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Love

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)

POEM

years
generations
stories

told
in many
ways

how love
may change
yet endures

(2014)

Ellen Grace Olinger

Images are courtesy of wpclipart.

Winter Morning

The sky is completely grey, and lovely in a quiet way. Snow covers the yard, various branches, and safety railings along the wood and brick paths. I read a few pages, and keep looking outside. So will try and write a page – a post – about what I see.

There are large shapes of ice in Lake Michigan. What a contrast from warm summer days. I keep small blankets – some handmade from thrift stores – nearby.

as if they could
store the sun
small blankets
on a chair
add color to
the scene
as they await
to warm
another time

July 2014

Time – today is another year since my mother’s passing in 2004. At peace.

T  ried-and-true
nspiration and
M  emories to cherish
E  ternally

For a thousand years in thy sight
are but as yesterday
when it is past,
and as a watch in the night.
Psalm 90: 4 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger