Tag: Judy Collins

WordPrompt: Bridge 2

This post follows my post March WordPrompt: Bridge, from March 9, 2022.

I am listening to Spellbound, by Judy Collins (2022, Cleopatra Records). Beautiful.

And I think about how music builds bridges in so many ways. People and places. Also over times in a person’s life.

I listen to many artists, and their voices and poems are a part of life and memory and new hope. Voices may change. Some are no longer with us on earth. Creative work changes. And then to create in new ways – for example Joni Mitchell and her work with her archives. How hard they all work, over decades. So grateful.

In past posts, I have written about how poetry began for me with church and the Psalms. Then the artists and music. The Psalms continue as well – and now my new Bible with larger print, and new reading glasses. One day at a time, prayers for peace.

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Amazing Grace

Christmas With Judy Collins (2013, Wildflower Records) is a new CD for me this year. The last song is Amazing Grace. Her beautiful voice, and her site is Judy Collins.

Poems from my archives:

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

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

cup from a thrift store
on my grandmother’s
straw chest
near the window
fills with light

For my grandmother Grace

daily grace
rice cooked
for the weekend
dishes washed
and light in my study

daily grace is a new poem at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Christmas Songs

Many artists record Christmas music. I have grown a small collection over time: Amy Grant, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, and others. I listen to a few songs here and there.

light shines
through one window
and falls on the wood
frame of another
the light is shared

Karen’s Whimsy