2021 Series at Poems From Psalms And Nature

At Poems From Psalms And Nature, I began a new series on the theme of Mercy and Gratitude, which will feature my poems inspired by thrift stores, with links to the store sites. And creative notes in general.

Today’s post is Poetry Book by Madeleine L’Engle, which also lists the posts so far in the series.

We live in Wisconsin – the Midwest, USA. And I buy used books from other places online, as well as places in our area. So many good deeds, and books are shared with more people. Wonderful.

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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

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.

Time of Singing poetry journal

Time of Singing poetry journal, edited by Lora Zill, has a new site. This print journal was one of the first to publish my poems, and I am grateful. Today I am reading the Winter 2020/21 issue (Volume 47, Number 3).

Here is an early poem.

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31–32 inspired my poem.
Published by Time of Singing (1995).

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger