Creative Notes

Lovingkindness is a post from yesterday at our site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. The post shares verses from the Psalms with this word.

As I learn from many others, one of the blessings of writing poetry is the way we focus on each word. If there are fewer words, what are the best words?

On Sunday, I was praying the Psalms, and the word lovingkindness was given, and I thought, “What a beautiful word, and hope to include the word in a poem.”

Nature is also a source of inspiration. My poems usually are given as I read and pay attention to daily life. My overall goal is to offer hope. Everyone has a story, and I have needed to begin again a few times. Always beauty, always hope. Creativity with blogs works so well for me.

This tanka is from my site, Poems From Psalms and Nature.

more blessings
to bestow
orange tulip petals
in a bowl of water
by the window

Marsh Marigolds are beginning to bloom here. I found the drawing at wpclipart.

Thank you, and blessings,

Ellen Grace Olinger

reading poems aloud

Easter And Spring Poetry

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

SMILE – 2010

This version appeared in another journal:

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

Time Of Singing
Volume 38, Number 2
Summer 2011

I appreciate the ideas of editors and publishers. And I remember the moment that inspired the poems!

Ellen Grace Olinger

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strength for the iris

strength for the iris
while waiting to bloom
daylily

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 WordPress.com. 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
1,000 Posts Review

snowdrops

gardens in winter
the serene snowfall
and remembering
where snowdrops
will bloom

The snowdrops here are blooming again.

In January 2016, we updated my Poet Details page at the Haiku Registry.  Billie Wilson was the Editor then.  The registry is a Resource at The Haiku Foundation. Please visit The Haiku Foundation for current information.

Ellen Grace Olinger
January 2016 and April 2019
1,000 Posts Review

Photo credit: wpclipart