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Summer 2022

This post is reprinted here, from new posts at POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE.

July is when our daylilies bloom. Old perennial plants that are new every year. There are so many good books to read. I look at the perennials and think about what lasts and blesses readers over time.

I appreciate book reviews and am reading from a few books I learned about from Time of Singing poetry journal.

We also enjoy donating poetry journals and books to thrift stores. Perhaps someone may discover poetry and write a poem!

My Summer Reading Plan this year is to read from my small home library. Then in the Fall I will look at some new books as well. And of course my plan can be adjusted – just a way to think about summer this year.

early July
books on the shelves
to read again

Photo by Karl – July 2018
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Art, Books, Poetry

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need is a book that we published with Time of Singing poetry journal. I reread the book recently, and the poems are strong and timeless.

Lora Homan Zill and I served as the Editors. Charles A. Waugaman was the Art Editor and Illustrator.

The book includes poems by many poets. With the universal themes of faith and hope, the book continues to be a beautiful work of art.

The book can be ordered from The Blue Collar Artist Time of Singing. All proceeds benefit Time of Singing. You can also learn more about Time of Singing “quarterly Christian poetry journal from Wind & Water Press.”

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need
2007, Elin Grace Publishing
Oostburg, Wisconsin
ISBN 978-0-9729848-4-3

Elin Grace Publishing is named for my grandmothers.

Creative note: I completed a draft for a new book of poetry, and now am selecting photos by Karl for the cover art and book. His photo of swans and Lake Michigan is a favorite.

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we hold the door


we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

a book on a shelf
I read to my mother
when she was old
that she gave to me
when young

Gentle spring winds
in evergreen trees
the friendship we grew

Poems and photo are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

“Gentle spring winds” was published in Time Of Singing (2012).