Tag: Memoirs

Early quiet . . .

Early quiet, as the day begins to grow. This Spring, I ordered used books from small stores at Amazon.

One good example is The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes: Conversations with God on the steps of my soul, by Jill Briscoe (published first in 2005; Monarch Books, UK). You can view the information at Amazon. Jill is gifted in many ways, and I especially enjoy her poetry and honest reflections about life and faith. And I like the book design – easy to read, with many colors and images.

The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) is serving many people, and they are “strong partners” with Goodwill.

late May garden

late May garden
more poems than I could
ever write

in loving memory
my parents and brother
we shall meet again

once upon a time – and today

once upon a time
my mother and I spent
so much time
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I remember her love
of flowers and all the colors
and the Bridal Wreath
bushes in bloom

once upon a time
love grows and endures
my great lesson
and hope

and gifts from
the seasons and yard
every year

My poem is from June 25, 2019. I am watching the day begin, heard a bird song, and the Bridal Wreath bush we planted some time ago is growing well in a new Spring.

Garden Journal
June 25, 2019
Photos by Karl

Blessings: Rain and Books

Yesterday, I finished rereading A Listening Life, by Tracy Balzer (2011, Pinyon Publishing). She is a new author for me. I know the quality of the work from Pinyon Publishing, and I saw that Jill Briscoe and Luci Shaw recommended the book.

Tracy Balzer “carry some quiet around” is the author’s site. Her new book will be published in June 2021 – more information at her site.

time with a book
needed rain falls
on the gardens . . .
quiet and I hear
the sound of a train


Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

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