Tag: Gutenberg

Two Photos: Different Ideas

Original photo by Karl

Original photo by Ellen

It is interesting how photos may be edited to highlight different aspects of the photos. The flowers, the vases and presentation, and light in the room are all part of the images.

Poem and Photos

a small card
in a devotional book
from a thrift store

words of encouragement
from one person to another

I keep the card with the book
and its history today
and tomorrow

From my site, Poems From Psalms And Nature

Used books sometimes bring personal notes with them, or simply the name of the person who owned the book. I also like how a book that once belonged to a library has that history. Perhaps a book was discarded/sold to make room on the shelves, and had not been borrowed for a time. Now the book continues its journey in another way.

Ellen Grace Olinger

These are photos by Karl, from last summer.

Sheboygan Interurban Trail
July, 2018

poems seen

poems seen
that did not
get written
frost painting
on the side door

from my archives
Ellen Grace Olinger

names and addresses

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

Time of Singing: A Journal of Christian Poetry
Volume 45  Number 1
Spring 2018

Creative notes: The Gutenberg editor helps me with the presentation of poems. It is easier for me to create space between verses and/or short poems. I also like how I can present previously published poems in new ways. I am not yet seeing all the changes in the emails for the blog, so best to visit the posts here at the site, if you wish to see.

My technical skills grow slowly, with a lot of time and practice. Every so often, I am ready to try something new. I am comfortable here.

Thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes: Posts

These are a few posts from the past that readers found, and that I then rediscovered from the stats for this site. I also use the Top Posts & Pages widget (filed under Menu), which provides information and may help new readers get an overview of the content here.

Yesterday, I mentioned a few pages from this site.

Photo of the Moon Shining on Lake Michigan, Recalling a Joni Mitchell song, is a post from May 2010. There is a photo by Karl and a quote from a song by Joni Mitchell.

Acrostic for WIND was also inspired by music. I was listening to a CD by Sarah McLachlan – please see the post for the poem and more information. Sarah covered a song by Susan Enan, “Bring On The Wonder.”

Over the years, I have received good feedback about this poem:

IT IS IMPORTANT

To have a vision
to sustain the effort
to see it all the way
through – –

Even when it seems
to leave you

It Is Important was published first in Time Of Singing.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl
Community Path
July 2, 2018

Achievement

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 9 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

Three favorite poems:

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger