photos of sunflowers
the field on the way home
from my mother’s home
years and years ago
gave me strength
I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
Psalm 18: 1
My poem is from a new sequence at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin:
groceries for Mom
always on the list
in loving memory
I also posted my poem
at Haiku Art Site yesterday,
with a different photo.
Here is part of what I wrote:
“The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.
My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.
The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.”
Then the post includes the various ways I tried to summarize the series.
God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.
Psalm 67: 1 – 2
Yesterday, we completed the series at my site, Poems From Psalms And Nature.
Here are posts from that site with some of my thoughts about this work.
The Psalms – I wrote this post as I reflected upon the series, to let readers know we were reaching the last Psalm.
There are 150 Psalms, so our current series is almost complete – and only a small beginning.
The Psalms are a part of my life. Perhaps you know them well, and perhaps they are new for some readers.
Ellen Grace Olinger
with no wind
flowers and leaves
in light wind
and sun . . .
at any age
My pace is slower now, older now. Some life chapters are well in the past, and yet creativity renews, with care and time. I have known an academic career in education, chronic illness, caregiving, volunteer work, and the history we all share. Grateful.
By God’s grace, and help from many people, my art grows through difficult times. I look for beauty every day. And some days I simply need to rest. My goal with my blogs is to offer hope. Thank you. Ellen Grace Olinger