“The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.
My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.
The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.”
God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
These are photos from the WordPress.com free photo library. I am beginning to recognize the work of a few artists there, and I learn more every week. Inspiration for the seasons.
This year, I also devoted time to research for the 2020 series at Poems From Psalms And Nature: short selections from The Psalms, with pictures. Now I plan to create a page there with links back to the posts, for new readers and all readers. The pictures for the Psalms series are from different sources.
Mid-week, the last week in July. We’ve had rain, and the daylilies and hosta are beautiful in a different way.
I love the lessons from the gardens. The weathered look of an old book, sweater, art from a thrift store. Colors in the sky, colors of books on my shelves. Grateful to be growing older.
Before sunrise, I open the kitchen window and hear bird songs. And know this is a moment to receive with grace. Time to listen and watch, before the day’s good work. My father liked the early mornings too.
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning . . .
A quiet early morning. I sat still for awhile, checked emails, worked in the kitchen, and read a book. I learn from many authors, poetry and prose. Sometimes new, and sometimes I may reread one poem aloud a few times. And I watch the light through the days, weeks, months, seasons.
I did not presume any prior knowledge of the Psalms, and also honor that the Psalms are well known by many others. The pictures were from different sources, with credits. Daily work, since March 17, 2020, and only a small beginning in terms of the beauty and depth of the Psalms. Always more to learn. Good to finish my small series, and let it rest now – just be there if someone wants to look at a post.
I decided to pospone the book I was working on until later in 2021. Have peace about this decision. All the content is already on our blogs. This will just be another way to share.
Karl did the work of creating Quiet Christmas Poetry from the site. Our large print chapbook was printed by GT Graphics in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This time I hope to learn more technical skills, in terms of preparing a book for the printer. I probably have learned more than I know, with our blogs. One day at a time!