Category: The Psalms

August days go by

August days go by
light on a lamp
in my study

water for begonias
and chrysanthemums

more days of summer
and gentle changes
in the light

photos of sunflowers
the field on the way home
from my mother’s home
years and years ago
gave me strength

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

Psalm 18: 1

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Harvest Acrostic Poem

Food Drawing by Walter Crane, from Reusable Art

H   ard work
A   nd hope
R   ealized, and
V   ery grateful
E   ternally, with
S   ongs
T  o sing

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 126: 5-6 (KJV)

My acrostic for HARVEST from August 29, 2010 is a favorite poem. Thank you.

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Creative Notes

Through Goodwill and used books at Amazon, I discovered several books by Leslie F. Brandt and Corita Kent.

Today I am reading from Psalms/Now, by Leslie F. Brandt with art by Corita Kent (1973 Concordia Publishing House; Paperback Edition 1986). The book cover refers to the writer and artist as Brandt/Corita.

And I have been looking at the new space created by Karl’s work to remove the garlic mustard. Daylilies and begonias are ideas. Karl took these photos of our begonia last year.

Study Poems and Seasons – 2

This post continues from Small Study Poems and Seasons – 1.

For this post, I reviewed my Archives from September 2020 – December 2020.

window in my study
trees and sky
through the seasons
and years

the view changes
and yet the same
more to learn
and a place to read
and rest

September 30, 2020

sun and wind
some gold leaves stay
on the tree branch

October 31, 2020

all a day can hold
sun and shadows
on the wood window frame
above my desk
in my small study

November 22, 2020

new light
in my study
waterfall

light
from
a small
window
shines
down
on wall art

From November 23, 2020

late December
sky and snow on trees
the same color

branches outside
my window grow
in different ways
people we hear from
once a year

From December 29, 2020

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2 (KJV)

Thank you

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sun and moon

I often write about the sunrises over Lake Michigan. Yesterday, I saw the moon through the smaller window above my printer, as I completed my time here for the day.

Today, I thought there must be verses from the Psalms with the sun and moon. I found a past post at my site, Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

These verses are from Psalm 148: 1-3 (KJV).

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Creative Note: The Psalms Series 2020

The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary is a new post at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

This is part of what I wrote:

“The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.

My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.

The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.”

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

Blue & White Floral is courtesy of Reusable Art.