Tag: Lora Homan Zill

light begins

light begins
to bless this day
sunrise

I wrote that I am learning more about art forms this year. Years ago, I learned about Marji Stevens and her artwork from Lora Homan Zill. Lora is editor of Time Of Singing (TOS), which is published by Wind & Water Press (Conneaut Lake, PA). TOS was one of the first poetry print journals to publish my haiku, beginning when Charles A. Waugaman was editor. The journal was founded in 1958 by Dr. Benjamin P. Browne.

This year I bought a small “original acrylic pour painting” by Marji Stevens from her Etsy shop: Mim’s Pickety Place- my happy, creative spot! The acrylic pour paintings are a new form for me.

And a haiku that was published by TOS in 1995:

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31 – 32

Haiku in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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.

Books

This week I am rereading a poetry collection that we published with Time Of Singing in 2007: Welcoming Hope, Poems for those in need. The book may be ordered from the Time Of Singing books page.

The cover art is by Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010), who also illustrated the book. Lora Homan Zill and I were editors. The TOS books page lists the featured poets.

The poems are timeless, and I am so grateful we were able to complete this book. Because of all that life has held since then, and new times now, I reread the poems and discover new meaning. And I am grateful.

Quiet Christmas Poetry, our large print chapbook, may also be ordered from the Time Of Singing books page. You can combine orders of both books, for the special price of 3 copies for 12 dollars. I know sometimes people also like to buy a book, and set it aside for a gift some day.

I have started a few new poetry chapbooks on my blogs, and have some drafts in my computer files. For now, I am letting these projects rest, and sharing what I have already been able to achieve. And posting my new “journal poems” here often.

Quiet Christmas Poetry began as a blog. Then Karl created the print book in 2014 from the site – all the content was there. The book was then printed by GT Graphics in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Many ways to create.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes

Lora Homan Zill, the editor of Time Of Singing, offers reflections and practical advice in her Editor’s Arias.  In her Spring 2017 essay, she shares her insights from her experience teaching at conferences.

I served as a judge for the summer contest, and enjoyed the poems. The deadline is past, and the form this time was Haiku, Senryu, or Tanka.  My haiku have been published in Time Of Singing since the early 1990s.  You can read other forms of poetry on the TOS sample poems page.

Our peonies will bloom this month.  This is a photo from last year.

Poems

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Lake Michigan, January 2016 – Ellen Grace Olinger

Yesterday I received Time Of Singing (Volume 43, Number 3, Winter 2016/17).  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

I began with this print journal in the late 1980s, when Charles A. Waugaman was Editor, and am grateful for their support and encouragement. Poems published there may be reprinted in my new chapbook, now a work-in-progress.

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

trusting God
a little more
with my questions
fog rests
on Spring fields

(TOS, Spring 2014)

Ellen Grace Olinger

Quiet Christmas Poetry: Short Poems

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Christmas CDs
playing with the volume low
in the fields
the beauty of harvested
corn in snow

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Sunday morning
all the lovely voices
singing Silent Night

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Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

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wind freeing the snow
from evergreen branches
waterfalls

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He giveth snow
like wool:
he scattereth the hoarfrost
like ashes.

Psalm 147: 16 (KJV)

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placing the new calendar
on the wall
all the new spaces
without words
God’s time

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The poems may all be read online at our Quiet Christmas Poetry site.

There is information about the large print book version, and I reprinted a short review by Lora Homan Zill, from Time Of Singing (Fall, 2015).

Lake Michigan - photo by Karl
Lake Michigan – cover photo by Karl

Quiet Christmas Poetry
Elin Grace Publishing
Oostburg, Wisconsin
ISBN 978-0-9729848-5-0

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Printed by GT Graphics
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Thank you

Quiet Christmas Poetry

This year I wrote a new post for our large print chapbook, Quiet Christmas Poetry.  Karl and I created the book from the Christmas site in 2014.  The book was printed by GT Graphics in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

We received good feedback.  All proceeds are for the print journal, Time Of Singing, edited by Lora Homan Zill.  Copies are for sale at the TOS books page.

I’ve written posts to share a picture of the cover and other information.  Then the posts that became the book follow, if you wish to visit Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger