reading and writing Written by Ellen Grace Olinger 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. Like this:Like Loading... 16 thoughts on “reading and writing” Yes, night does change to day before I get done reading. Maybe I need to start earlier? Pretty flowers! LikeLike Thanks, Patti. Blessings for your day! LikeLike Your new header looks gorgeous. It greeted me with a smile. LikeLike We thank you! LikeLike 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. LikeLike Thank you, Merrill. Blessings! LikeLike Hi, Ellen, I just sent the poem in. Thank you for your Blessings…it seems to have worked! 🙂 LikeLike 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 LikeLike 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. LikeLike 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. LikeLike I think I understand…love the way blogs allow for an ongoing conversation. Hard sometimes for our words to match what’s in our hearts. I think you are an accomplished writer. LikeLike 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. LikeLike How pretty! LikeLike Thank you, Jeannie! LikeLike lovely image and beautiful words! LikeLike Thank you, Cynthia! LikeLike Comments are closed.