day begins with silence

day begins with silence
work in the kitchen
prepare for a good day

sunrise so bright
and welcome

October days go by
Summer past
and Winter in sight

now though
Fall for awhile
furnace warms
the house

I look at books
and journals and
look forward to
more time to read

Spring, hope, renewal
always in our hearts

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small study

small study
sun reaches the painting
adds another layer

(based on a painting by Wendy Brightbill)

My poem was published in the new Time Of Singing, Fall 2021.

Lora Homan Zill is Editor of TOS, a print journal.

And reading again today

This is a post from last year: Classic Book (with a different photo this year).

WinterSong: Christmas Readings by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw is a beautiful book.

The hardcover edition was published in 1996 by Harold Shaw Publishers (Wheaton, Illinois). I also have the paperback version that was published by Regent College Publishing (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada).

WinterSong is a classic now, and I enjoy rereading some selections each year.

Madeleine L’Engle

Luci Shaw

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Garden Poems – 4

gold hosta leaves
and sounds of rain
October morning

some water
for the Christmas cactus
new buds grow

October days
and November in sight
frost on the ground

October 2020

all a day can hold
sun and shadows
on the wood window frame
above my desk
in my small study

late afternoon
sky colors and no wind
quiet day

sunset as I write
sky changes
to night

sunrise
for as long
as I can remember
the wonder of books

November 2020

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