Category: Blogging

Summer Reading and Writing

I have subscribed to a few poetry print journals for years.

Two examples are Time Of Singing A Journal Of Christian Poetry, and WestWard Quarterly The Magazine of Family Reading.

There are several current issues of both journals by the chair where I read in my small study. So many ways to read. I read poems in sequence, and know editors are so thoughtful about how a journal or magazine is created. Sometimes I may read a poem by a poet several times, and then look at other issues for more work by the poet. Over time, I may note the work of a given poet online and other journals. There may be a book I can buy someday. Or while I look forward to the Summer issue for this year, I may look back at previous summers; or catch up with issues that I was not able to read when they first arrived. Nice to have a small home library, where I can browse, grown over time. Still growing, and always more to learn.

There are so many good books, blogs, and journals. Always grateful.

beautiful used books

beautiful used books
from different places
room needed at a library
for current books and
spaces redesigned
or someone moved and
passed along a few books
for others to discover
not really “discarded”
another way to bless
and share

and books
continue their journey
today

Books and Seasons

July is when our daylilies bloom. Old perennial plants that are new every year. There are so many good books to read. I look at the perennials and think about what lasts and blesses readers over time.

I appreciate book reviews and am reading from a few books I learned about from Time of Singing poetry journal.

We also enjoy donating poetry journals and books to thrift stores. Perhaps someone may discover poetry and write a poem!

My Summer Reading Plan this year is to read from my small home library. Then in the Fall I will look at some new books as well. And of course my plan can be adjusted – just a way to think about summer this year.

Photo by Karl – July 2019