Psalm 23

Psalm 23 (KJV)
A Psalm of David

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

blessings

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

poetry books
by my chair
a few snowflakes
music and silence

stir-fried vegetables
in olive oil this morning
cookedin mynew
cast iron skillet

all the voicesand designs
colors of fruits and vegetables

verses from Psalm 23 –
He restoreth my soul . . .
my cup runneth over . . .
goodness and mercy . . .

Ellen Grace Olinger

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From Psalm 131

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

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 (KJV)

This afternoon, I am grateful for all that is in God’s hands.  I am grateful that my heart is still open to new poems.  I am grateful for the many skilled people, who are also kind, who help me be well.  Empathy.

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we hold the door

Poems For Bulletin Boards

we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

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This poem was published in the book They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers &Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).
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