Category: Books

Creative Author Note: Jill Briscoe

This morning, I am reading Faith Dancing: Conversations in good company, by Jill Briscoe (2009, Monarch Books; Oxford, UK and Grand Rapids, Michigan).

I bought a used copy from Amazon. The book is beautiful. Today I am rereading a few of Jill’s poems. Karl and I have heard Jill and Stuart Briscoe preach at Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin.

So many ways to share books!

LIBRARY acrostic poem

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

Ellen Grace Olinger

WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading
Fall 2018

We have bought used books from libraries over the years. I have three novels by Jan Karon from our Oostburg Public Library “A Little Library Growing Everyday.”

Karl took the photos at the Oostburg library in July 2018 and 2019.

Posts in this new series at Poems From Psalms And Nature:

Mercy

Mercy and Gratitude

strawberries

coat from a thrift store

Poetry Book by Madeleine L’Engle

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Poetry Book by Madeleine L’Engle

A few years ago, Karl and I went to the Richardson Hospice Resale Store in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

I bought A Cry Like a Bell, by Madeleine L’Engle (1987, Harold Shaw Publishers). This book is poetry. Years ago, I read and gave my copy away.

When I saw the book at the resale store, I thought maybe it was now being given back to me – that it would be good to read again. And I plan to read a few poems today.

Richardson Hospice Resale Store

Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice “Caring For Our Community Since 2007”

You may also be interested to visit the Madeleine L’Engle Blog.

Posts in this new series at Poems From Psalms And Nature:

Mercy

Mercy and Gratitude

strawberries

coat from a thrift store

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Mercy and Gratitude

We have enjoyed thrift stores in our area, over the years.

One example is Goodwill. Yesterday I learned that the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) and Goodwill are “strong partners.”

I have written poems about paintings and other art from thrift stores. Some of my favorite clothes are from the stores. I plan to look at my archives and rediscover a few poems, and post here with links to the store sites.

One of my goals this year is to go through my books and poetry journals, and then prepare a few boxes of gifts to donate. I also buy used books from other places at Amazon, and discover books discarded by libraries, for example. Only so much room to store, and good to share with new readers.

I love the old books. There may be an old library card, or a handwritten dedication. So many stories.

My previous post, MERCY, can be the first post in this series.

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