Category: Christmas

Amazing Grace

Christmas With Judy Collins (2013, Wildflower Records) is a new CD for me this year. The last song is Amazing Grace. Her beautiful voice, and her site is Judy Collins.

Poems from my archives:

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

far from perfect
and in need of grace
we found our way
to unconditional love

cup from a thrift store
on my grandmother’s
straw chest
near the window
fills with light

For my grandmother Grace

daily grace
rice cooked
for the weekend
dishes washed
and light in my study

daily grace is a new poem at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Christmas songs

Christmas songs
and memories . . .
Amy Grant’s music

I am listening to Icon Christmas by Amy Grant. Three of the songs are Jingle Bells, Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song), and Silent Night.

Silent Night also brings back memories of my Swedish grandmother and my mother.

Amy Grant site

Garden journal photo by Karl – Christmas 2018

November Wisconsin Countryside

November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

SMILE, Fall/Winter 2008 – 09

The picture is from November 30, 2011. I wrote “We bought this beautiful poinsettia at Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly Market here in Oostburg last Saturday. Photo by Karl on this blue sky sunny day.”

Creative Note: SMILE, a large print poetry journal, was edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for years.