seeing new details

seeing new details
in the old painting
February light

We have art on the walls from Bethesda Thrift Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  I imagine the paintings have many stories.

It always amazes me to watch the days grow longer again, even during our long winters. We have lived here long enough, that the light and gardens tell me the time and seasons, in a general way. The garden is always beautiful – the flowers, and also the entire cycle.

I took this photo in the yard yesterday – daylilies and tree shadow in the morning light.

Daylily and ferns – July 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger
February 2018 and May 2019
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The following two images are courtesy of wpclipart.

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

light falls

light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

Published in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson.

I posted these photos for The Daily Post Structure Photo Challenge.

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2017
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