Rest and Renewal

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I am blessed by the seasons in our perennial gardens.  I like the photos at this time of year as much as when different plants flower through the spring, summer, and fall. I took this photo of one of the daylily gardens yesterday.

And a look back at the daylilies this year – always nice to visit the archives too.

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During The Time

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

during the time
when I was unwell
and there were
many deaths
in the family
the night sky
and I became
good friends

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts:
all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime,
and in the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 42: 7-8 (KJV)

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November poem and notes

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November
few leaves
left on the lilac
living with
your loss 

by Ellen Grace Olinger

“November” was published in Hermitage, A Haiku Journal, Volume II, 2005.  Ion Codrescu, Editor.

“November” was reprinted in Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need (2007, Elin Grace Publishing).  This is a book I co-edited with Lora Homan Zill, the editor of Time Of Singing.  Charles A. Waugaman was the Art Editor and Illustrator.  The book cover is by him.  For more information, please visit the books page at TimeOf Singing.

Welcoming Hope is a poetry anthology.

Quiet Christmas Poetry, the large print chapbook Karl and I published in 2014, is also available at Time Of Singing.

All proceeds for both books benefit Time Of Singing (TOS).  
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Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

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after rain

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When I look back on some difficult days and years, I remember how beauty sustained me.  I still have an image in my mind of autumn trees from my mother’s hospital window, and the quiet beautiful prayer room at the hospital – a world apart for a few minutes.

after rain
light shines
through tears
on windows

Moved to Tears WordPress prompt

The photo is from our yard this spring.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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