It Is Important

To have a vision
to sustain the effort
to see it all the way
through —

Even when it seems
to leave you

This is a favorite poem that was first published in Time Of Singing, years ago.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Thoughts Of A Friend

Thoughts of a friend
Who always loved and grew
I wonder . . . Has the sky
ever been this beautiful a blue?

For Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)

Ellen Grace Olinger
Published in Time Of Singing (2011).

This is an Easter card from Charles.

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Beauty: Quote by Luci Shaw

“Each of us is called to cultivate beauty, knowing that as artists, and as those with whom we share our creative gifts, we become more whole and healed in that sharing of beauty.”

Luci Shaw

From BREATH FOR THE BONES Art, Imagination, and Spirit: Reflections on Creativity and Faith (page 33).  Published by Thomas Nelson. Copyright Luci Shaw, 2007.

the years

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Snowdrops – Ellen Grace Olinger

the years
that were so hard
and yet
they gave me
my stories

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There have been new sorrows since last Easter, with passings of older family members and friends.  The perennials return in spring, and also picture Easter for me.  Some of you saw my new photo of snowdrops yesterday, on my primary blog, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.  They are telling me stories.  One year, they were covered with snow after they bloomed.  The snow melted, and they were still blooming.