Beauty and Hope

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

Psalm 25:1 (KJV)

Photo credit: Ellen Grace Olinger

From my post, Simple Beauty At HomeFebruary 5, 2018

Peach on canvas is courtesy of wpclipart.

From my post, Images and NotesFebruary 8, 2019

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

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Tree BranchesMarch 31, 2017

Violets & Lily of the Valley image is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Prayer plant

Prayer plant
awakening

so quiet

I listen

Published in HUMMINGBIRD, Magazine of the Short Poem (2001).

Ellen Grace Olinger

early June morning

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

early June morning
pelicans fly over the water
a deer walks through the yard

new carnations
in an old glass vase
by the window

poinsettia and lily plants
placed by the back patio door
only yesterday
and still in the house

new green
on evergreen branches
an image loved for years
the small new growth

and lilacs bloom

Journal Poem
June 6, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

The carnation is courtesy of wpclipart.

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tiny leaves

tiny leaves
on trees
no prayer
in my heart
too small for God

Ellen Grace Olinger

lovingkindness

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Yesterday, as I was reading The Psalms, I especially noted the word lovingkindness. This morning I looked up a few examples of verses.

How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!
therefore the children of men put their trust
under the shadow of thy wings.

Psalm 36: 7 (KJV)

Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord:
let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

Psalm 40: 11 (KJV)

Yet the Lord will command
his lovingkindness in the daytime,
and in the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 42: 8 (KJV)

Orange and Pink Roses are by Ida Waugh, and courtesy of Reusable Art.

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