Category: Health

WordPrompt: Bridge 2

This post follows my post March WordPrompt: Bridge, from March 9, 2022.

I am listening to Spellbound, by Judy Collins (2022, Cleopatra Records). Beautiful.

And I think about how music builds bridges in so many ways. People and places. Also over times in a person’s life.

I listen to many artists, and their voices and poems are a part of life and memory and new hope. Voices may change. Some are no longer with us on earth. Creative work changes. And then to create in new ways – for example Joni Mitchell and her work with her archives. How hard they all work, over decades. So grateful.

In past posts, I have written about how poetry began for me with church and the Psalms. Then the artists and music. The Psalms continue as well – and now my new Bible with larger print, and new reading glasses. One day at a time, prayers for peace.

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Bloganuary prompt for January 30, 2022

Describe yourself as a tree.

I am grateful for all the kind readers who enjoy the posts here. Past, present, and future. There is a WordPress Foundation. Some day I may create another book, but our blogs are where I am most at home with creative work now. And I have enjoyed this bloganuary challenge.

For those who know my poems and Karl’s photos, trees are important. I have looked often at old weathered trees that are strong, interesting, and more beautiful than ever.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Psalm 1: 3

The Sheboygan River – Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
March 24, 2019 – Photos by Karl

Bloganuary prompt for January 29, 2022

How are you changing the world?

My first thought is about small things that add together, and truly make a difference. Some of my small poems to share today.

small green plant
in the sunroom
Earth Day

Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970, by Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, USA.  You can learn more here.

small flowers
near the kitchen windows
first hummingbird

summer sun
thrift store bowl painted
with leaves and fruit

colder weather
time for my favorite coat
from a thrift store

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

used books
new for me
light on old
and new leaves
of a house plant

soon the garden
will begin in small ways
snowdrops

Ellen Grace Olinger