Tag: bloganuary

A Poem For April

a poem for April
from a small town
by Lake Michigan
our Great Lake
in Wisconsin

not Winter
because of the light
and snowdrops
yet not really
Spring

like the time
when a project
is almost complete
a special day
almost here

New poem today

My post for the Bloganuary prompt for January 14, 2022 was for the prompt, Write about a challenge you faced and overcame. I quoted from the Psalms.

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

Psalm 27: 14

My post also relates to the WordPrompt for April – GREEN.

And Earth Day is April 22.

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WordPrompt: Bridge 3

This post follows my post March WordPrompt: Bridge, from March 9, 2022; and my post yesterday. When I think about poetry – and always a work in progress – after church, the Psalms, and music, there are books. Art builds so many bridges. We see that every day with blogs.

Last week, I received a nice email from Amazon to encourage me to write some reviews again. I am writing some reviews that are really thank you notes for books that helped me and that I reread. Yesterday, I wrote a short review for Friends for the Journey by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw. This review is for the paperback edition 2003 published by Regent College Publishing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Good to see classic books kept in print and reach new generations of readers. I also wrote about books for the bloganuary 2022 challenge.

Luci Shaw The Official Website has information about her new book, Angels Everywhere. You can view the page for the book at Paraclete Press. I look forward to the book.

Today I looked at the Madeleine L’Engle Blog – Written by Charlotte Jones Voiklis.

As I proofread this post, Karl sees the first robin of the year. He said, “Right on time!”

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Winter Poems

This morning, I reviewed some of the poems I posted this Winter. These are a few new poems from 2021 – 2022. I enjoyed the Bloganuary challenge in January.

small town park
seems larger now
no swings on the sets
and no people
bright cold day

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
December 29, 2021

sunrise
room on the shelf
for another journal

January 4, 2022

small steps
one day at a time
sparrows in the yard

January 28, 2022

old books
new again
evergreens

February 3, 2022

tall trees still
in the small garden
yesterday and today
as the light changes
and creates new pictures

February 15, 2022

Photos by Karl – April 2013

Creative Note: Bloganuary Challenge 2022

I created a Page for Bloganuary 2022. The Pages for this blog are filed under MENU.

The page is a work-in-progress. I plan to create an index for my posts for the Bloganuary 2022 challenge. I mention that readers can also view my Archive for Month: January 2022.

The Index will take time, and also will be a good structure for review – one or two posts at a time. I may write some new poems.

Thank you to The Team at WordPress.com – and everyone for the inspiration and encouragement.

predawn
and watching
the sky grow light
gift of another day
to read and write

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

Ellen Grace Olinger

Tree Poems

Poems from my archives, to follow my post Bloganuary prompt for January 30, 2022.

tree farm
young trees grow
alongside the old

grey clouds
and Norway Spruce
tree in the wind
a restful view
Sunday morning

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

many Springs
yellow primroses
near an old tree

Photo by Karl