new space

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

I enjoyed creating a collection of books for Goodwill. History, memoirs, letters, biography, inspirational, novels, and poetry books were included. A book may belong to more than one category (history, biography, memoir).

Reading about another person’s journey can be a great encouragement. There may be a long time between books. I may read a poet and admire craft – and then the poet shares about many revisions. And sometimes the art is simply a gift. So this is a good time of reflection as well.

Now I am thinking about music, and small press books and poetry journals. For example, I have Christmas CDs by Amy Grant – maybe I will donate one CD. And I have more than one copy of some journals – perhaps received an extra copy as payment for work or a donation – and can share…

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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