Short Journal Notes

New Poems – May 2019 is a post from my site Poems From Psalms And Nature. It is a small collection of poems.

The post includes poems I wrote this month, and posted first on my primary site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

The post was inspired by Mother’s Day, as my mother encouraged me to write.

For this site, one of my goals is to review my handwritten journals, and then share and save some content here. I am just beginning this project. I came across a memory of an older neighbor who expressed appreciation for my poetry some time ago. Those are the kinds of treasures I want to rediscover and save.

Thank you. I enjoy trying different WordPress themes and the new editor. I learn more about design, try different colors etc. Blessings for your work.

Daylilies are growing, and daffodils are in bloom. I took these photos in the yard last week.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Two New Poems – April 2019


there was a time
when the book
did not exist

perhaps in the
writer’s heart and

yet still the process
to create for others
to read in some form

there was a time
when the reader
did not know

the book exists
yet once found
is read and reread

treasured forever
among many books


healthy food
and more exercise
as the weather
is more like Spring

blood pressure monitor
on my desk and 
mail from Medicare
on the kitchen table

Spring appointments
on my calendar
and grateful for care
both kind and good

poetry in the mail too
and a shelf of memoirs
from thrift stores to read
food for the soul

Give us this day our daily bread.
Matthew 6: 11 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

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