Tag: Water

Language

Light and clouds, after heavy rain in the night, and I am thinking about language. “In the beginning was the Word . . .” from John 1:1 begins our large print chapbook, Quiet Christmas Poetry.

And I recall this old poem. I changed the format for this post, with the Drop Cap letter from the WordPress Editor.

reading poems aloud
raindrops on the windows
reminds me how
Helen Keller
learned “water”

Time Of Singing
Volume 38, Number 2
Summer 2011

And here is the poem in four lines. I appreciate the ideas of editors and how a poem may best work in a journal. How will the poem work with the journal’s style? And the poem will be a part of the conversation among other poems, written by other poets. I like being able to present poems in different ways here too.

reading poems aloud
raindrops on the windows
I remember how Helen Keller
learned water

SMILE
Summer 2010

Photos by Karl – 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

Water

Lake Michigan
June 2018
Ellen Grace Olinger

Lake Michigan
July 2018
Photo by Karl

Fountain at Mead Public Library
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 2018
Photo by Karl

reading a book
on a rainy day
peace in my heart

Ellen Grace Olinger

Friends Fishing Pond
Part of Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County
August 2018
Photo by Karl

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
August 2018
Photo by Karl

Morning Stillness

morning stillness
last day of November
2018

branches create their shapes

beautiful
with grey sky
and no wind

sun on the water
birds in the sky

This morning, I remembered this verse: But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not from us.
2 Corinthians 4: 7

Ellen Grace Olinger

Two Photos

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Peonies
Garden Journal
July 3, 2018
Ellen Grace Olinger

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Water and Rocks
Lake Michigan
July 3, 2018
Photo by Karl