It Is Important


My father’s passing was in 1983, when I was 29.  I was in graduate school at Northern Illinois University.  My poetry began to grow.  I’d write a poem and then could concentrate better on my homework.

This poem is from those years.  It found many homes and hearts, and was published first in Time Of Singing.  Hope you like it too.  Ellen


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

Even when it seems
to leave you

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Photo by Karl.
Post updated on February 1, 2015.

Author: Ellen Grace Olinger

"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time..." From Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV).