Tag: Libraries

small home library

small home library
books and journals
to read at different times
some to reread
and some to give away

Last summer, I enjoyed creating a collection of books for Goodwill in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Books that may bless someone else.

There are books I will always keep, and sometimes I may order a copy for a library or friend. Small press journals may be new for many people, and may inspire someone to write.

Now I look at my small home library, and books I learned about from reviews and blogs are waiting to be read, or read again. Used books as well. Some covers are faded, some are new, all beautiful. Memories, gratitude, hope, and new inspiration. One or two books at a time now.

I hope to create another donation this year.

We also like to donate copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry which is both a site and large print chapbook.

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

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“books on the shelf” is from August 2012.

POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN

green still morning

Small study and rereading Angels Everywhere: Poems by Luci Shaw (2022, Paraclete Press).

The Contents are her Foreword and poem “Angels Everywhere,” then Part I Out Of Darkness, Part II Through Shadow, Part III Into Light, and the Acknowledgments. A wonderful collection of poems. Luci Shaw The Official Website has more information.

After some morning work, I read. Then perhaps a new poem:

green still morning
leaves in sun
branch with no leaves
also in sun
a place for birds

Short review and poem are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Rain Today and Notes

Rain today. Good to listen and read.

I am reading from The Unexpected Weight: The Haiku Society of America Mentorship Program Anthology 2021. Jay Friedenberg, Editor. Ignatius Fay, Interior Design and Layout.

At POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE, I am working on a new series, that builds upon our series from March 2020 – July 2020. In 2020, the posts were short selections from all 150 Psalms, with pictures. This year I am working with words and themes. One post leads to another. Two recent posts are: my hope and trust (from Psalm 71) and “my hope is in thee” (from Psalm 39). The Psalms may be familiar to some readers and new for others. I let the verses speak for themselves. Universal themes.

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