Tag: Music

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

Christmas songs

Christmas songs
and memories . . .
Amy Grant’s music

I am listening to Icon Christmas by Amy Grant. Three of the songs are Jingle Bells, Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song), and Silent Night.

Silent Night also brings back memories of my Swedish grandmother and my mother.

Amy Grant site

Garden journal photo by Karl – Christmas 2018

new space

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

I enjoyed creating a collection of books for Goodwill. History, memoirs, letters, biography, inspirational, novels, and poetry books were included. A book may belong to more than one category (history, biography, memoir).

Reading about another person’s journey can be a great encouragement. There may be a long time between books. I may read a poet and admire craft – and then the poet shares about many revisions. And sometimes the art is simply a gift. So this is a good time of reflection as well.

Now I am thinking about music, and small press books and poetry journals. For example, I have Christmas CDs by Amy Grant – maybe I will donate one CD. And I have more than one copy of some journals – perhaps received an extra copy as payment for work or a donation – and can share with others.

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sometimes

I reread a few poems
by different poets,
and remember
when I read them before

or listen to a few songs
from different albums
and artists, and remember
when I listened before

and new meaning today


books and music

books and music
sunlight on autumn leaves

Creative Note: the Joni Mitchell Official Website announced that she has begun a new series, the Joni Mitchell Archives.

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings, by Joni Mitchell, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019. She wrote a forward in May 2019.