Category: Love

January 5

January 5 and today is my father’s birthday.

Poems For My Parents

Taking turns
Letting each other go
Only to learn again
How love grows,

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

Poems published in Bell’s Letters.

for Harold and Enola Borgh

“Memory on the Menu”

Impatiens 007

Memory on the Menu is the WordPress prompt today. “Which good memories are better — the recent and vivid ones, or those that time has covered in a sweet haze?”

One of the reasons haiku is good for me is because it helps me focus on the present tense, which is where we live and where we create new memories for the future.

My memories have changed over time as well.  I still remember hard situations, yet also see the gifts of love and beauty God gave to help me endure; and as I served as a caregiver in my family every weekend for many years.  Those are sweet memories now, though I also remember in a real way.  I could read haiku when other kinds of reading were impossible.  I love the chapbooks crafted with love.  Not too much on one page.

Seeing something beautiful outside the window, that we might have missed otherwise, transforms the day.  The roses I picked yesterday fill the house with fragrance, and I only picked a few flowers.

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1 Corinthians 13 says that love is the most important; more than knowledge, for example.  Every once in awhile, I understand a tiny bit more.  In the meantime, I pray, cook, blog, take photos, and create those new memories.  I love simple everyday life.

A winter poem, which is mostly a quote:

window partly
covered with snow
brings to mind
words ancient and true

For now we see
through a glass darkly;

but then face to face:

now I know in part;
but then shall I know

even as also
I am known.

1 Corinthians 13:12 (KJV) 
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The photo is by Karl, a favorite from another year.
Blessings, Ellen

“Charity Never Faileth” 1 Corinthians 13

And now




these three;

but the greatest
of these

is charity.

The title of this post is from 1 Corinthians 13: 8.  The above verse is quoted from 1 Corinthians 13:13.  King James Version of the Holy Bible, which is in the Public Domain.   I rearranged the words in this presentation.

Post update: January 10, 2019.