Hope the weekend is off to a good start for everyone. I’m thinking a lot about large print books for nursing homes, and other places; and so am rereading my work. In December it will be four years since I began this blog, and the time I spend here really gave my writing a “new lease on life.”
SMILE, a large print journal, edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson (from Connecticut, USA), is always an inspiration. The Spring 2013 (No. 70) issue is here by my computer. In the Memorable Lines feature, this poem of mine was reprinted. Some of you may remember:
leaves of bleeding hearts
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
I’m beginning to update my Short Holiday Poems site again. I recently reposted my Harvest acrostic. With the number of views my acrostics receive, I think my first large print book will be these poems, along with photos by Karl. I plan to keep Elin Grace Publishing, named for my grandmothers, non-profit.
The link to my short holiday poems site is http://shortholidaypoems.wordpress.com.
You are welcome to reprint or reblog my poems, with proper credit, anytime. My smaller sites grew from this site, inspired by seeing which poems seem to mean the most to others, and that I like too, when I re-visit earlier posts. Some poems, looking back, seem more like practice poems, and that’s OK too – what I love about blogging. Thanks for all your kind comments! Ellen
The vintage images of grapes are courtesy of http://reusableart.com.