Category: COVID-19

Haiku Photos at Home

These are more photos from my archives to share again. As I type, I think of haiku. A smaller form – or space – can lead to new ideas.

I read a lot, sometimes aloud. Many authors. Then perhaps I am more likely to think of a better word for a small poem.

The news, and then I see a cardinal in the yard. Daffodils and daylilies are beginning to grow, the early beginnings of new green.

These photos include treasures from thrift stores. I call some of my photos HAIKU PHOTOS.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Grateful at Home

I looked at my WordPress Reader and saw a post from the Mead Public Library Blog.

Mead Public Library is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Of course, now they must be “Closed Until Further Notice.”

They have a page for Up-to-Date Information on Coronavirus (Covid-19).

The libraries offer so much to their communities. I have memories of going to a library with my mother. I do not remember learning how to read. My love of the language arts has carried me through many life chapters.

This life chapter we all share.

These are photos I took at home over the years.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Meditation: Seasons

I was listening to music that recalled many years, and I remembered a verse from the Psalms.

They go from strength to strength . . .
From Psalm 84: 7 (KJV)

One of my early poems is “And So My Soul:”

Endurance is eloquent
And marigolds are
Admirable because
They bloom
So long

I wrote the poem in 1981, and it was published by Time Of Singing in 1991. You can read the poem in my post from August 10, 2019.

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For this post, I looked for a photo from each season at the WordPress.com Free Photo Library.

Meditation: Peace

I watch or read the news. And many hours of the day I read, pray, create, look for beauty. A lot of time with blogs. Simple work at home. There are snowdrops in the garden. Earlier this year, Karl did a lot of work in the yard, on warm days. There is new space for daylilies and hosta to grow.

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Creative Notes: Psalms And Nature, Haiku

This time of great need is a post I wrote yesterday, at Poems From Psalms And Nature. Then the next post was from Psalm 17.

I also wrote about the Psalms in 2010, in the Haiku – Three Questions series edited by Curtis Dunlap. Ellen Olinger – Three Questions is my page at his site, Blogging Along Tobacco Road. There is a significant poetry archive there.

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

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

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Photos and Short Poems

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

reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

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Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.