Category: Heart Poems

Bloganuary prompt for January 14, 2022

Write about a challenge you faced and overcame.

taking turns
letting each other go
only to learn again
how love grows,
Mother

love for you
became her care
until she joined you there
grief gives way to fields and wind
and now I hear your voice again

P  romises of
S  erenity
A  nd
 ove
M editations and
 trength

PSALMS acrostic poem

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

Psalm 27: 14

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My first two poems in this post were published by Bell’s Letters.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Heart Poems – 2

Poems to follow my Bloganuary: January 8, 2022 post and Heart Poems post. Thank you.

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given

more memories
sometimes than
my heart can hold
I select one or two
write a poem

reading a book
on a rainy day
peace in my heart

sometimes we know
a scene so well
we can see and hear
with our hearts
seawall seasons

Publication Credits:

“old photos” was published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation. Billie Wilson was editor and helped me with my Profile.

“seasons repeat” has found many homes, including:
Mayfly, 58, Winter 2015 – Brooks Books Haiku
tinywords – 4 September 2015
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog – Daily Haiku: April 2, 2016
* Also selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Registry, The Haiku Foundation.
* The Signature Haiku Anthology, Including Senryu and Tanka. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2020.

Some poems are gifts.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Morning Glory Plate is from Reusable Art.

Heart Poems

Poems to follow my Bloganuary: January 8, 2022 post.

Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* The first line of my poem is from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV).

another year
has passed since
my mother’s passing
I sit and quietly read
a book she would like too

tiny leaves
on trees
no prayer
in my heart
too small for God

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some Winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

“tiny leaves” is from my blog and reprinted last year:
Micro-poem by Ellen Grace Olinger – May 1, 2021
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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