Creative Notes: The Psalms

I am reading through the Psalms again for my series at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

As I create the posts, I can see how my study of haiku and other short forms is reflected. I can easily spend an hour or more on a post, with also my research for the image.

This is good peaceful time.

My goal is to offer a few moments of hope and beauty. I also include other posts. I may, for example, rediscover a poem from the archives at one of my sites, and share again in a new way.

Always more to learn.

Creative at home.

These are examples from the posts at Poems From Psalms And Nature. Please visit that site if you wish to see the original posts with the pictures. Thank you.

Be still, and know that I am God . . .
From Psalm 46: 10

Blessed is he that considereth the poor:
the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
Psalm 41: 1

And now, Lord,
what wait I for?
my hope is in thee.
Psalm 39: 7

The LORD will give strength unto his people:
the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Psalm 29: 11

Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O LORD, my strength,
and my redeemer.
Psalm 19: 14

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Creative Notes: Two Books

I am reading A Moment’s Longing, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2019. Tanya McDonald served as our Editor this year. Please visit the Haiku Society of America for more information.

My poem in the book:

one red tulip
blooms in the hosta border
time alone with God

Another new book I am reading this year is Walking the Fence: Selected Tanka of Randy Brooks (2019, Brooks Books; Taylorville, Illinois). Please visit Brooks Books Haiku for more information.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Haiku Lessons at The Haiku Foundation

These are a few examples of lesson plans available at The Haiku Foundation Education Resources. Jim Kacian is Editor.

Haiku Plan for Kindergarten Students

Haiku Reading Plan for Grades 1 – 2

Haiku Writing Plan for Grades 3 – 4

Haiku Awareness Plan for Grades 5 – 6

There are many features and resources at
The Haiku Foundation.

Ellen Grace Olinger