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Three Poems: Acrostic,Tanka, and Haiku

nspiration and


trusting God
a little more
with my questions
fog rests
on Spring fields

peaceful morning
a prayer from childhood
still with me

Poem credits, with gratitude:

Spring acrostic was published by SMILE, Spring 2011.

“trusting God” was published by Time Of Singing, Spring 2014.

“peaceful morning” was published by Bundled Wildflowers, Haiku Society of America 2020 Members’ Anthology; Bryan Rickert, Editor. My poem was also the Daily Haiku: Nov. 10, 2020 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

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Christmas Poems and Photo

Christmas Eve
one new flower begins
on the cactus

Christmas memories
and timeless thoughts

Christmas morning
prayers for health and peace
before dawn . . .

S  erene and sure
T  rust
A  long the

R  oad of faith



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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

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
Poems From Psalms And Nature

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reading the Gospels

reading the Gospels
a few verses at a time
raindrops on branches

“I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.”

John 15: 5 (KJV)

weathered trees
strong and beautiful
my time of healing

old songs
that are ever-new
Spring soon

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road

“reading the Gospels” and “driving across” were published by Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

Poems: Ellen Grace Olinger

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