Spring Poetry Journals

Spring poetry journals
arrive in the mail
gifted editors,
poets, and
publishers
I would like
to read them all
yet the week
has been busy
with art at home
I admire the journals
and set them aside
for the morning
and will give them
a season of my time

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Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Inspiration and Revision

reading a Psalm . . .
listen to the green
and my heart is at peace

* Listen to the Green, by Luci Shaw, is a favorite book.

This is reprinted from the post at Poems For Bulletin Boards, with images from wpclipart (education and art site – a wide variety of images). My post might be an idea for National Poetry Month and Earth Day (April 22). Students can share favorite authors. My haiku is a thank you note, and models credit for inspiration. I read every book by Luci Shaw, and there are many over decades. I deleted my reblog of the same post earlier this week.

I reblog often, and also update posts and designs. I learn a lot from WordPress.com and am grateful. I can try new ideas, and revise. I often review my archives and reprint in new ways.

Yesterday I wrote another version of my poem at Poems From Psalms And Nature, with images from the WordPress.com free photo library. This post is Haiku and Photos.

I read a Psalm and
listen to the green *
my heart rests

Listen to the Green, by Luci Shaw, is a favorite book.

This version also reflects my health journey. I am grateful for my Care Team and progress. Blogs are flexible and work well for me.

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

And photos for this post – thank you.

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Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

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.

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