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

Three Bible Verses

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6: 21 (KJV)

Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly,
as far as light excelleth darkness.

Ecclesiastes 2: 13 (KJV)

Hear my cry, O God;
attend unto my prayer.

From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
when my heart is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock
that is higher than I.

Psalm 61: 1-2 (KJV)

December 2016
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Photo: Ellen Grace Olinger
The plants were from a grocery store
and the tray is from a thrift store.

years go by

He giveth snow like wool:
he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

Psalm 147: 16 (KJV)

This is a beautiful Bible verse!

years go by
leaves fall
time of rest
then rebirth
God’s time
not mine

grower to a store
in a small town
and our garden
this year’s
chrysanthemum

older now
as I pray the Psalms
how peaceful these trees

Ellen Grace Olinger
November 2016 and April 2019
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