Category: Summer

reading from books

reading from books
with well-earned wisdom
light on evergreens

I have mentioned Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw. They wrote a book together called Friends for the Journey: Two extraordinary women celebrate friendships made and sustained through the seasons of life (copyright 1997 by the two authors; Servant Publications, Ann Arbor, Michigan). I saw on Amazon that there is a 2003 paperback version from Regent College Publishing, and I ordered a used copy. I love seeing the growth and history of a favorite book.

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Yesterday, I posted November Wisconsin Countryside, that was published by SMILE (out of print). Today I searched for other poems that appeared in this journal, created by Joyce M. Johnson. I appreciate how I can SEARCH the blog for posts that relate to a theme. Could be a season, garden journal, my study window; and in this post, SMILE and a few other publications.

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

SMILE (2009, 2010) and BELL’S LETTERS POET (2010)

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

SMILE, 2012

reading the poets
of my parents’
their voices

SMILE, 2010

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku, edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).

morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

SMILE, 67, 2010

Take-out Window: Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.

First real snow
last night
My heart lifts
January light

SMILE (WINTER 2000-01); and reprinted in SMILE (FALL/WINTER 2009-10).

Ellen Grace Olinger – November 2015

Saturday Poems

Saturday morning
lilies to plant
near the house

June 5, 2021

Saturday morning
sunrise reflections
in the window
where the spruce
tree grows

June 19, 2021

Saturday afternoon
yellow flowers
on a table in the sun

August 24, 2019

tree branches
and grey-white sky
a bowl of soup
and giving thanks

list of things to do
but not this moment

November 22, 2014

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