Tag: Authors

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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Short Poems: Remembrance and Hope

The seasons inspire reflections about loss and renewal. We think about other people and their stories. A passing, a birthday, the beginning of what would be a last illness, a poetry journal or blog post that honors a poet’s work. For example, Carol Purington – I am grateful for the books her family completed for her.

I remember some of my poems over the years that may be an inspiration.

far from perfect
and in need of grace
we found our way
to unconditional love

another year
has passed since
my mother’s passing
I sit and quietly read
a book she would like too

as I look through
poetry books
from the last many years
some poets here
some poets there

turning the vase
of flowers
learning
there are
more roses

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

turning the vase was published by Bell’s Letters Poet.

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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Encouragement

how quickly
another generation
grows
seems I only
looked away
for a moment

how good their work
how beautiful their art

These two poems are from my archives.

only now beginning
to find my place and poems
late-blooming rose
from the bush
planted long before
we came here

And what beautiful colors this time of year.

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