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Afternoon Study Time

I read poetry journals, and sometimes may read a poem several times, before the language flows for me. The days vary. And I select different books from my collection over the week, and read a few poems by different authors. I think about place, and where the poets are from. So much in common.

memories
from long ago
books from the library
books I can buy
and keep on a shelf

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early morning

early morning
light on an old painting
in a new place

And I remember an older poem.

rearranging
art on the walls
cards, and small gifts
from friends
I see them anew 

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Creative Note: Poems From Psalms And Nature

This week, I wrote three new poems at Poems From Psalms And Nature. The theme is “Grateful Today.”

with art we can keep
what may seem lost
create with faith
the best we can

gifts to receive
and then let go
only for a time
garden perennials

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plants and flowers
through the seasons

how welcome the snowdrops
in Spring – daffodils, tulips
and primroses

Summer in our yard
offers daylilies, hosta, goldenrod
hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees

chrysanthemums, coneflowers,
and asters – how wonderful
to grow so well when so much
is past for the year

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Creative Note: Time Of Singing poetry journal

I am reading poems from Time Of Singing, Volume 48 Number 2, Summer 2021. Lora Homan Zill is the Editor. Ken Gibble is the Contributing Editor for this issue. The photography is by Bobbie Rochow. Wind & Water Press is the publisher, from Conneaut Lake, PA.

These are some of my Fall poems that were published by Time Of Singing (TOS).

how gentle the wind
in predawn rose light
after the harvest moon
I begin October
with small and growing hopes

TOS, Fall 2012

late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

TOS, Fall 2013

my large print Bible
rests on the Thanksgiving tray
the bread of life

reading poetry
my coffee gets cold
guess I made it
for the fragrance

TOS, Fall 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger