One of my favorite books is Sea Glass: New & Selected Poems by Luci Shaw (2016, WordFarm). I am reading from her book again today. You can learn more about her work at Luci Shaw The Official Website. And from Luci’s site, I reached the page for Sea Glass at WordFarm.
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.
The view outside is green. I think of Listen To The Green, Luci Shaw’s first poetry book, which was published in 1971 (Harold Shaw Publishers; Wheaton, Illinois). And I mentioned her new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press), in a recent post. Her books by my chair: 1971, 2022, and many books over the years. Wonderful creative work. Please see Luci Shaw The Official Website if you would like more information. She also is a photographer, and there is a Photo Gallery.
Books and art are good friends through all the changes life can bring.
Karl and I began here in December 2009, and I am grateful for blogs. One post, one day at a time. I also have bought books by authors I know from our blogs.
Colors and years: the daylily plants fill a garden. Lots of green now, and their flowers here are orange in July. Daffodils and primroses bloom now. Many wildflowers have found a home here – and bees, butterflies, birds.
by the garage
and cedar fence
green and yellow
in the day’s light
by Ellen Grace Olinger
I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press). I have been reading her poetry and prose for decades.
This post follows my earlier post today, Bloganuary prompt for January 18, 2022.
I received my used paperback copy of Friends for the Journey, by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw – the book I wrote about in my post reading from books. This edition was published by Regent College Publishing in 2003.
Last year, I read A Journey of Sea and Stone: How Holy Places Guide and Renew Us, by Tracy Balzer, which is also a well-written and thoughtful book. You can learn more at her site, Tracy Balzer “carry some quiet around.”
Tracy Balzer begins her introduction to A Journey of Sea and Stone, Why Iona?, with honoring Friends for the Journey. Luci Shaw’s poem, “The Holiness of Iona” is a poem in Friends for the Journey. I remembered Luci’s poem, which helped me begin with Tracy’s book, which I plan to read again. Connections.
reading from books
with well-earned wisdom
light on evergreens
I have mentioned Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw. They wrote a book together called Friends for the Journey: Two extraordinary women celebrate friendships made and sustained through the seasons of life (copyright 1997 by the two authors; Servant Publications, Ann Arbor, Michigan). I saw on Amazon that there is a 2003 paperback version from Regent College Publishing, and I ordered a used copy. I love seeing the growth and history of a favorite book.