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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haiku and creative notes

heart peace
and mind at rest
clear night sky

Ellen Grace Olinger
June 2016

In July 2016, I mentioned these artists and poets:

The Sketchy Poet, Where Wendy sketches out her poems in haiga style.
Wendy L. MacDonald

Nature as Art and Inspiration by Mary Mageau

Woodslawn Farm – Carol Purington

Haiga of Lidia Rozmus at The Haiku Foundation

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strength for the iris

strength for the iris
while waiting to bloom

Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.

Romans 12: 15 (KJV)

My original post may be read here – it connects to a past one-word prompt series at This was my post for “Envy.” Thought I’d focus on empathy, caring, and support.

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I enjoy the research for images I may reprint. These are from wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger
March 2016 and April 2019
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Garden Tea Party by Charles A. Waugaman

Listen to the leaves
of robin song
spill into the rain:

parched dreams expanding
and staining the
long afternoon with

poignant fragrances:
blending past and
hope with vibrant joy.

WITHIN The Circle of Seasons
Poems by Charles A. Waugaman
All Rights Reserved.

2003, Elin Grace Publishing
Collection copyright, Author
This book is out of print.

April 2014
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