Creative Note: Quiet Christmas Poetry

Christmas Blessings 2022 is a new post at Quiet Christmas Poetry, to let those who may be interested know that our book is still available. I wrote:

Quiet Christmas Poetry, the large print chapbook that Karl and I created from this site, may be ordered from Time of Singing poetry journal. Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

There is a Time of Singing Order Form filed under “subscriptions/back issues/books” at the Time of Singing site.

Seasons of Gratitude

November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

Ellen Grace Olinger
Published in SMILE
(Fall/Winter 2008 – 09)

SMILE, a large print poetry journal, was edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for many years.

“Christmas_tree_in_planter” wpclipart

trees and prayers

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

My haiku was published at Poems From Psalms And Nature on May 16, 2012. Reprinted in the book, The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press).

Karl and I also reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

Old Poem and Photos

November garden
fallen leaves   so much has died
a single rose blooms

I wrote “November garden” years and years ago.  My poem was published in Pegasus, SMILE, and The Discerning Poet. Always grateful, always hope, always poems (reading and writing when I can). Blogs are a good way to create through many seasons.

Photos by Karl