Category: Christian Poetry

plants grow

plants grow
in the gardens
gifts from those
who were here before
and bless today

Memorial Day 2022

late May garden

These are poems from May posts last year, that seem to work well in one post this morning.

Yesterday, we saw that the new lilies Karl planted last year are growing again.

late May garden
more poems than I could
ever write

roses by the window
fill with sunlight
new morning

clouds and sky
forget-me-nots bloom
here and there

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

“breakfast and music” is also from POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE.

“primroses growing” was published in SMILE, 2012. An old poem that is still true.

Karen’s Whimsy

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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