reading and writing

reading blogs and writing poems night changes to day

The photo of the impatiens planter is by Karl.
It is a favorite of many readers.

16 thoughts on “reading and writing

  1. Hi, Ellen, I don’t know when you get time to write poems. I’m finding that blogs take up a lot more time than I expected….so many wonderful and interesting people out there. I’ve been asked to consider writing a poem for an event … and it’s extremely difficult for me to write to theme. So I’m trying to balance blog time with writing time… and it’s surely a struggle. You handle it very well.

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      1. Hi, Ellen, I just sent the poem in. Thank you for your Blessings…it seems to have worked! 🙂

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        1. Hi Merrill, There’s something special about blogging–a wonderful community of encouragement. I know I’m writing more since I began in December 2009. I write from my heart, and feel my craft is growing too. I’m happy you were able to send your poem in. Love, Ellen

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          1. Hi, Ellen, I feel much more confortable sharing things with friends than I do writing formal verse. There’s a verse in the Old Testament that says to make your altars of unhewn stones… To me words are holy … the altars of my communion with others. I treasure being able to let them come naturally without the hammer or tool. Something of the life of the words is lost in the construction, I feel.

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            1. I have to qualify that last sentence. Something of the life of the words is lost when I try to construct them….It’s my own inability to make the constructions flow as vitally as sharing with friends.

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              1. Hi, Ellen, I guess I’ve always expressed myself in drawing/painting… words come from a deeper place, a place not easy for me to translate from… You, on the other hand have a more graceful way with words, more comfortable with them, and by that comfort are able to give that to your readers.

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