Category: Reading

forsythia

forsythia
by the garage
and cedar fence
green and yellow
in the day’s light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press). I have been reading her poetry and prose for decades.

Luci Shaw The Official Website

May afternoon

May afternoon
and I read in my study
light on the file cabinet
with cards and letters
before and since email
old poems as well
treasures to rediscover
and remember
perhaps this summer

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Rain Today and Notes

Rain today. Good to listen and read.

I am reading from The Unexpected Weight: The Haiku Society of America Mentorship Program Anthology 2021. Jay Friedenberg, Editor. Ignatius Fay, Interior Design and Layout.

At POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE, I am working on a new series, that builds upon our series from March 2020 – July 2020. In 2020, the posts were short selections from all 150 Psalms, with pictures. This year I am working with words and themes. One post leads to another. Two recent posts are: my hope and trust (from Psalm 71) and “my hope is in thee” (from Psalm 39). The Psalms may be familiar to some readers and new for others. I let the verses speak for themselves. Universal themes.

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Creative Author Note: Ann Voskamp

This Winter and Spring, I am reading The Way of Abundance: A 60-Day Journey into a Deeply Meaningful Life, by Ann Voskamp (2018, Zondervan). Her new book is Waymaker, which I plan to read in time.

Regarding The Way of Abundance, and as written on the back cover, this book draws from “her exquisite, soul-searching online journal and the transformational insights of her New York Times bestseller The Broken Way . . .”

I like this idea for a book structure. Please visit the Ann Voskamp site if you wish more information about her posts and books.