Month: August 2019

Poems and Bible Verses

shapes of clouds
and sunrise sky
so many memories
sometimes and the
beauty of today

These are a few of the Bible verses that stay with me through the years. When I was young, I taught Sunday School and loved theology. For a long time, my faith has been devotional – strength, endurance, hope, and also more joy. Poetry is part of a life of contemplation and growing gratitude. Key word there is growing – always room to learn. So happy to be one of so many people who are blogging, offering hope and beauty. Trying new ideas, being creative, and making the day a little better for someone else.

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

Psalm 27: 14 (KJV)

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power may be of God
and not from us.

2 Corinthians 4: 7 (KJV)

The eternal God is thy refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms

from Deuteronomy 33: 27 (KJV)

A few acrostics, which readers seem to especially enjoy.

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018

L  ove
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls


S ilence
E nlivens
A nd
S olitude
O pens
N ew thoughts

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven . . .

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 (KJV)

SEASON and the Bible verse from Ecclesiastes are from our large print book, Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Photo of Lake Michigan is from August 2015.

Ellen Grace Olinger

sky and earth

clear night sky
plants and gardens wait
for sunrise

gardens growing
long before we came here
how deep the roots
must be and decades old
planted in God’s earth

Ellen Grace Olinger

haiku and acrostic

sunrise window
coleus plant on a table
in bright light

S  eason of
U  plifting
M  usings and
M  emories
E  ternally
R  eal


Ellen Grace Olinger