For the one-word prompt WINDOW – there is always something new to see outside the windows.  I have lived here for a long time and the views are always changing and new.  There is a birch tree outside my little study window that has kept me company and inspired many poems.  Watching this tree through the seasons, and remembering the challenges from different times – health, grief, adjustments to change – strengthens my faith.

Some poems:

yes leaves fall
each day and then
November sky

hard years show
I let them show
growing anew


trees support
nests of many birds
prayers of friends


trees with full leaves
providing shade
comfort of faith

Time Of Singing
Volume 39 Number 2
Summer 2012


Ellen Grace Olinger