Tag: Remembrance

Short Poems: Remembrance and Hope

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Short poems from over the seasons and years:

harvested fields
plowed in hope
of Spring
remembrance

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

The first line is from Psalm 42 (KJV).

cold
yet from this ground
daffodils will grow
again

small snowdrops
continue to bloom
remembrance

(Spring 2021)

My father was a veteran and history teacher. This year, I am growing a new interest in history. There are so many ways to learn.

Veterans Day 2021

Prayers for peace . . .

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Christmas songs

Christmas songs
and memories . . .
Amy Grant’s music

I am listening to Icon Christmas by Amy Grant. Three of the songs are Jingle Bells, Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song), and Silent Night.

Silent Night also brings back memories of my Swedish grandmother and my mother.

Amy Grant site

Garden journal photo by Karl – Christmas 2018

Poems: Cards and Letters

L  ove
 xpressed
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

LETTERS

From my Acrostic Poems page

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, Spring 2018

“not yet written” and “still wanting to remember” were also published in All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press; West Union, WV.

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

The card is a watercolor painting and gift from Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010). All Rights Reserved. Still Life Arrangement by Ellen. Photo by Karl.

Short Poems: Remembrance and Hope

The seasons inspire reflections about loss and renewal. We think about other people and their stories. A passing, a birthday, the beginning of what would be a last illness, a poetry journal or blog post that honors a poet’s work. For example, Carol Purington – I am grateful for the books her family completed for her.

I remember some of my poems over the years that may be an inspiration.

far from perfect
and in need of grace
we found our way
to unconditional love

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

as I look through
poetry books
from the last many years
some poets here
some poets there

turning the vase
of flowers
learning
there are
more roses

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

turning the vase was published by Bell’s Letters Poet.

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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