Acrostic Poem for PSALMS

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

P  romises of
S  erenity
A  nd
L  ove
M  editations and
S  trength

The Psalms have been with me for as long as I can remember. I wrote the acrostic in 2010.

The Psalms are ever-new – they apply to whatever life is asking of me – yet also are comforting because I have been reading a long time.

Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?

Psalm 56: 8 (KJV)

Thy statutes have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

The Psalms inspire me to write poems.

reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils

rereading Psalms
colors of leaves
a deeper gold

Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the Lord
.

Psalm 27:14 (KJV)

The image is from Crafter’s Cornucopia and…

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Poems for Flowers

Poems from over the years

how does it stay
so regal on this day?
Queen Anne’s Lace

wearing
my old sweater
worn thin
Queen Anne’s Lace
along country roads

road work leads
to another way home
wildflowers

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: May 27, 2017

each flower
a star for a time
daylilies

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

growing older
goldenrod and roses
refreshed by rain

Blessings,
Ellen Grace Olinger

Bleeding Hearts: Photo and Poems

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

This is another beautiful photo by Karl from yesterday.

Poems from my archives, inspired by bleeding hearts:

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first inTime Of Singing(1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for myPoet Profileat The Haiku Foundation.

AUTUMN GRACE

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Published by Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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ancient lilacs

ancient lilacs
cover the graves
Memorial Day

memories
of memories
lilacs in bloom

knowing
they cannot stay
but will return
lilacs

“ancient lilacs” was published in SMILE (edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson); and Humoresque (for the United Amateur Press Association of America, edited/published by Jean Calkins).

Poems to share again – thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger