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

Easter And Spring Poetry

old and new
memories grow together
Spring flowers and trees

lily of the valley
fragrance of forgiveness
memories of love

losses in life
low setting sun
through branches of trees
now rises again
as birds quietly sing

Sunday rest
prayers and gifts
of Winter with
new hope
for Spring

praying the Psalms
and reading poetry
books and journals
I write new poems
about everyday life

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Haiku by Carol Purington

Carol enjoyed the blogs and sharing her work with many readers. This is a post we created at Haiku Art Site for October 28, 2015.

Before the service –
an oriole carries my thoughts to God
and back

The first hymn –
we sing our way
into harmony

Prayer before soup
we unclasp our hands
to break bread

Driving away
whether or not to go home
by the usual road

Haiku by Carol Purington
Reprinted with her permission
All Rights Reserved

You may also wish to visit Carol’s poetry page at Woodslawn Farm.