Tag: Time of Singing

Bloganuary: January 5, 2022

What is something you wish you knew how to do?

I would like to continue on this path, since December 2009 with this site, and improve my technical skills, and create small chapbooks from my posts. There are so many ways to grow with blogs.

This past year, I also enjoyed writing some Christmas cards, and was inspired by Violet Nesdoly in Canada. Her site is Violet Nesdoly author – writer – artist. I bought cards from her Etsy store. It had been some time since I sent handwritten cards. Karl and I wrote notes, over a few days. We also sent the photo of his Christmas Table to family and friends. Winters are long here, and we enjoy decorations for awhile.

I learned of Violet Nesdoly’s work a long time ago from Time of Singing, a print poetry journal.

One step at a time. Sometimes dreams are lost a little, or set aside for many good reasons, and they can be renewed. Daffodils bloom again. And good to have many interests. There are books on my shelves that work well at different times. Gratitude and Hope.

Posts that new readers may wish to view – and thank you for your visits. The Bloganuary 2022 challenge is off to a great start.

Achievement – 12 Years

Twelve years is a long time

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Old Poem: And So My Soul

And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again
As the sun spills
Over flowers
And the neighborhood

Endurance is eloquent
And marigolds are
Admirable because
They bloom
So long

Oh, my heart
Is tender
Yet God keeps it
And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time of Singing,1991

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Creative Note: Time Of Singing poetry journal

I am reading poems from Time Of Singing, Volume 48 Number 2, Summer 2021. Lora Homan Zill is the Editor. Ken Gibble is the Contributing Editor for this issue. The photography is by Bobbie Rochow. Wind & Water Press is the publisher, from Conneaut Lake, PA.

These are some of my Fall poems that were published by Time Of Singing (TOS).

how gentle the wind
in predawn rose light
after the harvest moon
I begin October
with small and growing hopes

TOS, Fall 2012

late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

TOS, Fall 2013

my large print Bible
rests on the Thanksgiving tray
the bread of life

reading poetry
my coffee gets cold
guess I made it
for the fragrance

TOS, Fall 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Three Poems

and planning
the week
what will grow
what should rest

WestWard Quarterly – Fall, 2016

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Over time: Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

Published online:

Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
August 8, 2020

A book:

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2017.

A poetry print journal:

Time of Singing – Volume 46, Fall 2019

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winter storm Sunday

winter storm Sunday
a day to read poems
and enjoy the images,
language, and craft
with my heart

Today – and the following poems are from a past Spring. They were published together on one page in Time Of Singing.

Holy Week
lily flowers
wait to bloom

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

Time Of Singing
Volume 41, Number 1
Spring 2014

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.



Light and clouds, after heavy rain in the night, and I am thinking about language. “In the beginning was the Word . . .” from John 1:1 begins our large print chapbook, Quiet Christmas Poetry.

And I recall this old poem. I changed the format for this post, with the Drop Cap letter from the WordPress Editor.

reading poems aloud
raindrops on the windows
reminds me how
Helen Keller
learned “water”

Time Of Singing
Volume 38, Number 2
Summer 2011

And here is the poem in four lines. I appreciate the ideas of editors and how a poem may best work in a journal. How will the poem work with the journal’s style? And the poem will be a part of the conversation among other poems, written by other poets. I like being able to present poems in different ways here too.

reading poems aloud
raindrops on the windows
I remember how Helen Keller
learned water

Summer 2010

Photos by Karl – 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger