I enjoyed reading the recent BOOK REVIEWS in Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry (Volume 46, “Intermezzo,” Fall 2019). Lora Homan Zill is editor.
Inspired by the reviews, I ordered a few books.
Two examples are:
Lanterns by Lorraine Joy McLeod. Published by Xlibris, 2018. Reviewed by Elizabeth Howard.
What Cannot Be Fixed by Jill Peláez Baumgaertner. The Poiema Poetry Series. Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock, 2014. Reviewed by Lora Homan Zill.
I also reread books by poets I have read for years and years. Luci Shaw is an example. And every week, I enjoy poems by many poets through our blogs. Poetry goes with me wherever I go, and sometimes is simply stored in my heart. Thank you.
And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us . . .
John 1: 14a (KJV)
This week I also read the Christmas story in Matthew and Luke. A great blessing, and to also refresh my memory about the history and all the characters in the story. So often I am reading my Bible, and then am inspired to write a post.
These two paintings are by Monet, and courtesy of wpclipart.
CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING 101: The comprehensive guide to writing well and publishing successfully – for new authors, editors, and students. ANN BYLE, Foreword by Jocelyn Green. Credo House Publishers, Grand Rapids Michigan. Copyright 2018 by Ann Byle.
I learned about CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING 101 from the Time Of Singing site. Editor Lora Homan Zill’s chapter in the book is “The Heart of a Poet: Writing to Challenge Readers.”
I also bought the new edition of WALKING ON WATER: Reflections on Faith and Art, by Madeleine L’Engle. Preface by Sara Zarr and Reader’s Guide by Lindsay Lackey. Convergent Books, New York. Madeleine’s book was first published in 1980 by Harold Shaw Publishers. An important book for me, over the years.
P romises of S erenity A nd L ove M editations and S trength
R estore E ncourage S ing T rust God
P urpose R evealed A nd Y our E fforts R enewed
H ave faith as you journey O n and trust God’s love and P romises for you E ven today and then always
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
Psalm 18: 1 (KJV)
You are welcome to reprint my poems with proper credit. Ideas include bulletin boards in classrooms, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes – places where a short poem may be an encouragement to someone or help with a poetry lesson. If someone reads a poem, and thinks, “I can write too,” that is wonderful.
Artistic Flowers is by Christopher Dresser and courtesy of Reusable Art. I learn about artists and art history at Reusable Art, which is an excellent and well-organized resource.