Poems From Psalms And Nature: July 2010 to the present

I began Poems From Psalms And Nature on July 18, 2010.

My first post was Psalm 46 Be Still . . .

Be still, and know
that I am God

Psalm 46: 10a (KJV)

Native Plants was from July 27, 2010.

learning more
about native plants
I too thrive best
where I belong

One of my goals with Journal Notes Blog is to review my work so far, including my handwritten journals. I also enjoy learning about design from WordPress.com, and trying different themes. The Psalms and nature are a part of my daily life.

A new image, and/or a different design, can give an old poem new life. There are many readers. A poem familiar to one person is new for another. I know I enjoy rereading poetry.

Poems written over time may form a book. Quiet Christmas Poetry is both a large print chapbook and free site.

And I always feel that I am just beginning, and I love to learn. Art grows over time. I have found that my blogs lead to practice and poems. And when I have needed to rest more, that is good as well. The years and seasons vary. Grateful.

Photo by VisionPic .net on Pexels.com

haiku

morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

Published in Take-out Window: Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.

My haiku was first published in SMILE, 67, 2010.

Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.com

Post Design – 2

I subscribe to my blogs, so I have an extra copy of my posts. Good to have copies of our work. I often write my poems directly in post drafts now.

The email for my previous post, Post Design, reprints my haiku clearly.

For the different presentations of the poem, please visit the post. You may have noted this already.

I am so grateful for the many ways to create, read, and view our art.

Yesterday, I updated my About page, since I began Journal Notes Blog in March 2017.

Thank you

Post Design

I learn from WordPress.com every day, and am encouraged to try new ideas.

Here are three presentations for the same haiku.

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

Ellen Grace Olinger
Published in SMILE (2009; 2010)
and BELL’S LETTERS POET (2010).