Category: Christian Poetry

Time Of Singing poetry journal

Time Of Singing Spring 2022 begins Volume 49 for this poetry journal. The Editor is Lora Homan Zill. The Contributing Editor for this issue is H. Edgar Hix.

I have subscribed for years. Two of my first haiku:

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Time Of Singing, 1994

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31 – 32

Time Of Singing, 1995

Poems in this post 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!”

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Old and New

old and new
art in my study
poetry by my chair
and art on the walls

comfort during
an illness or loss
a good memory
of support

and the new says
to look forward
as well

This is a new vintage image for me today: Flower Lined Path, courtesy of Reusable Art.

Old Poem: And So My Soul

And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again
As the sun spills
Over flowers
And the neighborhood
Sleeps

Endurance is eloquent
And marigolds are
Admirable because
They bloom
So long

Oh, my heart
Is tender
Yet God keeps it
Strong
And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time of Singing,1991

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