Category: Acrostic Poems

December Poems and Pictures

C old and time to
O  pen books, new and old
L oved and saved – for a
D  ecember day

COLD acrostic poem

short days
stars brighten
winter sky

almost dawn
small pink poinsettia
waits by the window

the Christmas story
of carpenters
at work

towards the shortest day
of the year . . .
Light in my heart

New Year’s Eve
nearing the end
of a book
with many more
to read

“For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD:
thou art my trust from my youth.” 
Psalm 71: 5 (KJV)

December Archives
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Images: wpclipart

Short Poems: Light and Time

Karl and I went to Walmart in Sheboygan to buy groceries. We are grateful for our face masks, and all seem comfortable with how we take care of one another, and ourselves. The greeters and staff are helpful. Music plays, and fall planters greet us as we walk towards the entrance. We bought a chrysanthemum planter last time. Lunch at our kitchen table.

Prayers . . .

I read and watch the light, and am inspired to search my archives for some poems and old posts. Sometimes readers remind me of poems I had not thought of for a time. Thank you.

R  ose clouds at sunrise, and the day
O  pens to songs, silence, and new
S  trength, with hope
E  verlasting


sunrise clouds
years that passed too soon
are with me still

sun and shadows
on old brick path
wildflower rests

L ove
I nspires
G oodness
H ope and
T ruth


days grow shorter
gentle turning
of windmills

almost autumn
moving my recliner
closer to new sun

“almost autumn” is from my post, The Lullaby Of Seasons, from September 12, 2012:

Each season seems inevitable as it arrives, settles in, and then changes to the next one in due time.  Autumn arrives for me, perhaps Spring for you.  The waves roll to shore all year, and crash against icebergs some Winters here.  Robins and red-wings return on time, but I usually do not seem to know when they leave.  Maybe they like it that way, since we will meet again.

light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

“light falls” was published in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson. And Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog, Daily Haiku: Aug. 21, 2019.

Photo by Carsten Kohler on

Memorial Day

The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) is serving many people.

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

LETTERS acrostic poem

Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5: 4 (KJV)

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park is a small park near the railroad tracks and a business area in Oostburg, Wisconsin. Karl took these photos on August 21, 2019.

Happy New Year

I looked at my “Stats for 2019.” After “Home page/Archives” my acrostics for Reading, Library, and Rain are the most read poems.

We are grateful for all the readers, from so many countries, who visit the blog. Thank you and blessings for the New Year and always.

R  est
E  ducate
A  dmire
D  ream
I  nspire
N  ew
G  oals


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

R  efresh and renew
 ppreciate the plants in all their stages
I   nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
 ever without Hope


Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poems for SEASON, COLD, and BOOKS

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 is one of the poems from Quiet Christmas Poetry.

C old and time to
O  pen books, new and old
L oved and saved – for a
D  ecember day


B  eautiful way to
O  pen hearts and
O  pen minds to
K  now new stories and
S  ongs


Photo by Karl – 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic Poem for HARVEST

My acrostic for HARVEST from August 29, 2010 is a favorite poem. Farmers surely know how years vary. Blessings for continued growth, this early August time.

H   ard work
A   nd hope
R   ealized, and
V   ery grateful
E   ternally, with
S   ongs
T  o sing

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,

bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126: 5-6 (KJV)

The vintage Corn Drawing is courtesy of Reusable Art.

The acrostic is by Ellen Grace Olinger.