Category: Books to Reread

Spring Takes Time – 2

In my post, Spring Takes Time, I wrote that I was reading Winter Morning Walks: one hundred postcards to Jim Harrison, by Ted Kooser (Carnegie Mellon University Press Pittsburgh 2000). I finished reading and now am rereading some of the poems, to also study craft. The last poem in the book is “march 20 The vernal equinox.”

The Published Works Page at Ted Kooser’s site lists and describes his books. Winter Morning Walks was when the author was recovering from cancer treatment. The Cover Painting is also by Ted Kooser.

Some time ago, when I was growing past a health chapter, I read from books and journals, and thought, “Oh, this would have been good to read then.” But the book or journal design was difficult for me to read during recovery. However, as I read Winter Morning Walks, I appreciated the book design. The poetry, print, space around the poems, and being able to write again.

And regarding our post, Garden Notes: Birds, Karl saw a robin yesterday, March 21, 2023.

So many ways to create. Different gifts and seasons. All works together. I also read poems by Emily Dickinson yesterday – will write more in another post.


reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
February 23, 2015

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press, 2019

green still morning

Small study and rereading Angels Everywhere: Poems by Luci Shaw (2022, Paraclete Press).

The Contents are her Foreword and poem “Angels Everywhere,” then Part I Out Of Darkness, Part II Through Shadow, Part III Into Light, and the Acknowledgments. A wonderful collection of poems. Luci Shaw The Official Website has more information.

After some morning work, I read. Then perhaps a new poem:

green still morning
leaves in sun
branch with no leaves
also in sun
a place for birds

Short review and poem are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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!”

Photo by Belle Co on