Two Poems

today the sun shines

today the sun shines
after much rain
and I think about
art on the walls
and arrangements
how shapes and colors
work together

and also spaces
with nothing more
like a new journal
or blog post
a page of paper
what may yet
be created?

POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN

revision

another idea for a post

or poem

a different window
for a new plant

changes in daily life
to support health

revision as life grows

POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE

Ellen Grace Olinger

Inspiration and Revision

reading a Psalm . . .
listen to the green
and my heart is at peace

* Listen to the Green, by Luci Shaw, is a favorite book.

This is reprinted from the post at Poems For Bulletin Boards, with images from wpclipart (education and art site – a wide variety of images). My post might be an idea for National Poetry Month and Earth Day (April 22). Students can share favorite authors. My haiku is a thank you note, and models credit for inspiration. I read every book by Luci Shaw, and there are many over decades. I deleted my reblog of the same post earlier this week.

I reblog often, and also update posts and designs. I learn a lot from WordPress.com and am grateful. I can try new ideas, and revise. I often review my archives and reprint in new ways.

Yesterday I wrote another version of my poem at Poems From Psalms And Nature, with images from the WordPress.com free photo library. This post is Haiku and Photos.

I read a Psalm and
listen to the green *
my heart rests

Listen to the Green, by Luci Shaw, is a favorite book.

This version also reflects my health journey. I am grateful for my Care Team and progress. Blogs are flexible and work well for me.

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

And photos for this post – thank you.

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September 2017

The corn is tall, and soybean fields are beginning to turn gold.  Some leaves on trees are showing autumn colors.  I am grateful for the seasons.

The light is beautiful.

I am reading a lot these days.

Grateful.

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