Category: Art Over Time

May afternoon

May afternoon
and I read in my study
light on the file cabinet
with cards and letters
before and since email
old poems as well
treasures to rediscover
and remember
perhaps this summer

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Poems

sunrise
in early May
tiny bird sings
on the branch
of budding lilacs

2012

sunshine
along the roads
marsh marigolds

2013

another summer
art on the wall
by someone
long ago still
speaks to me

2014

Karen’s Whimsy

Daffodil Years

Flowers from a store and our gardens

Ellen Grace Olinger – March 2017 – flowers from a store
Photo by Karl – April 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger – May 2016
Photo by Karl – May 2020
Photo by Karl – May 2020

WordPrompt: Bridge 3

This post follows my post March WordPrompt: Bridge, from March 9, 2022; and my post yesterday. When I think about poetry – and always a work in progress – after church, the Psalms, and music, there are books. Art builds so many bridges. We see that every day with blogs.

Last week, I received a nice email from Amazon to encourage me to write some reviews again. I am writing some reviews that are really thank you notes for books that helped me and that I reread. Yesterday, I wrote a short review for Friends for the Journey by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw. This review is for the paperback edition 2003 published by Regent College Publishing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Good to see classic books kept in print and reach new generations of readers. I also wrote about books for the bloganuary 2022 challenge.

Luci Shaw The Official Website has information about her new book, Angels Everywhere. You can view the page for the book at Paraclete Press. I look forward to the book.

Today I looked at the Madeleine L’Engle Blog – Written by Charlotte Jones Voiklis.

As I proofread this post, Karl sees the first robin of the year. He said, “Right on time!”

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Garden Journal Notes

Here are a few examples for March.

early March
snow covers the ground
and it is cold

yet evergreen branches
on tall weathered trees sing
in light morning winds

and tell a different story

March 3, 2016

early Spring
in the yard
near the house
daylilies begin
to grow

March 22, 2019

early morning
and wondering
how best to work
Karl calls to me –
first robin in the yard

March 22, 2021

small snowdrops
continue to bloom
remembrance

March 28, 2021

Lent begins
and Spring soon
love, hope
and prayers

“Lent begins” is a new poem yesterday at Short Holiday Poems (large print version).

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