Category: Poetry

Creative Notes: Book Reviews

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.

Ellen Grace Olinger

"Hear me when I call . . ."

Hear me when I call,
O God of my righteousness:

thou hast enlarged me
when I was in distress;

have mercy upon me, and
hear my prayer.

Psalm 4: 1 (KJV)
I arranged the lines for this post.

Birds on a Branch image is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Ellen Grace Olinger

two poems and photos

faith
beauty of light
on the leafless
cotoneasters

January 2013

long winter night
many years
go through my mind

the decades deepen
trust in God

and my heart is at peace

January 2014

Photos by Karl – July 2018

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

In Loving Memory

My mother’s passing was in 2004. Life was not always easy for my parents, and yet when I think of them, I think of unconditional love. Poetry is memoir for me. This is a favorite poem. I no longer drive this route, yet memories are as vivid as yesterday. I took the photo this year.

through the Light
of Christmas
I found my way
home

from a hospital
and nursing home
through city and
small town
Main Streets

their streetlamps
with holiday lights

as my mother
was on her way
Home

the time we shared

and still share

Ellen Grace Olinger