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Summer 2022

This post is reprinted here, from new posts at POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE.

July is when our daylilies bloom. Old perennial plants that are new every year. There are so many good books to read. I look at the perennials and think about what lasts and blesses readers over time.

I appreciate book reviews and am reading from a few books I learned about from Time of Singing poetry journal.

We also enjoy donating poetry journals and books to thrift stores. Perhaps someone may discover poetry and write a poem!

My Summer Reading Plan this year is to read from my small home library. Then in the Fall I will look at some new books as well. And of course my plan can be adjusted – just a way to think about summer this year.

early July
books on the shelves
to read again

Photo by Karl – July 2018
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New Poem

day begins with silence
work in the kitchen
prepare for a good day

sunrise so bright
and welcome

October days go by
Summer past
and Winter in sight

now though
Fall for awhile
furnace warms
the house

I look at books
and journals and
look forward to
more time to read

Spring, hope, renewal
always in our hearts

day begins with silence

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New Poem

perhaps because
it is Autumn
I think of my mother

the season when
her last illness
began many years ago
and the trees
outside her hospital
window

I read to her
from the Psalms
and poets she would
know from long ago
and new poets too

most of all
I remember her faith
and unconditional love
that is with me still

From the Psalms:

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty:
neither do I exercise myself in great matters,
or in things too high for me.

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself,
as a child that is weaned of his mother:
my soul is even as a weaned child.

Psalm 131: 1 – 2

Ellen Grace Olinger
September 23, 2021
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Short Poems: June 2021

long June days
ferns grow tall
in afternoon sun

June study window
shadows of leaves
on leaves

reading a new
library book
this year’s leaves
in today’s sun

mid-June
plants and flowers
grow in gardens
perhaps I often say
“their best year so far”

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