Category: Literature

Spring to Summer

So much green, seems to be a good year for the spruce tree near the ash tree stump and hosta plants, and the seawall by Lake Michigan.

It is interesting to look at the overall designs for music CDs and print books. So many ways to create. The editors and publishers support and help the writers, and all are artists. I read a few more credits, consider the sequence of songs and/or poems, and the works as a whole. How was this achieved? Can take some time to begin to learn a new work by a favorite artist. And always learning, always grateful.

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.

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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