Category: Faith

three short poems

These are poems from the archives to follow Gardens, Time, Lessons.

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

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

Colors and Years

The view outside is green. I think of Listen To The Green, Luci Shaw’s first poetry book, which was published in 1971 (Harold Shaw Publishers; Wheaton, Illinois). And I mentioned her new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press), in a recent post. Her books by my chair: 1971, 2022, and many books over the years. Wonderful creative work. Please see Luci Shaw The Official Website if you would like more information. She also is a photographer, and there is a Photo Gallery.

Books and art are good friends through all the changes life can bring.

Karl and I began here in December 2009, and I am grateful for blogs. One post, one day at a time. I also have bought books by authors I know from our blogs.

Colors and years: the daylily plants fill a garden. Lots of green now, and their flowers here are orange in July. Daffodils and primroses bloom now. Many wildflowers have found a home here – and bees, butterflies, birds.

Photo by Karl – July 2020
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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

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.