Category: Time Of Singing A Journal Of Christian Poetry

Poetry notes

As I was reading the new Time Of Singing, I remembered that Betty Spence has a blog.  I read her work first in TOS.

Today I see a wonderful poem by Darlene Moore Berg in my WordPress reader.  I remember first reading her poems in TOS, when I was caring for my mother, and maybe before then.

Darlene’s site is Darlene’s Poetical Pursuits.

As many of you know, Lora Homan Zill is the editor of TOS and her site is the blue collar artist.

Blessings, Ellen

Easter Dinner


The background is red
Her hair has become silver
And her dress is rust.
Her smile these days is pure gold
And her eyes sparkle anew.

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This poem was published first in Time Of Singing, years ago.  It was written for my mother, after my father’s passing.  I included this poem in my first chapbook, And So My Soul, which was illustrated by Charles A. Waugaman (2001, Elin Grace Publishing).

Yesterday, I was happy to see that And So My Soul is included in the Haiku Bibliography, edited by Charles Trumbull, at The Haiku Foundation.  My book includes a few haiku.

Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014, Elin Grace Publishing) is my second chapbook.

It is good sometimes to reflect upon the mystery of time and how projects vary in their individual journeys.

My parents, Harold and Enola Borgh, were both teachers, and they volunteered as teachers after they retired.  They would be happy to know of my volunteer work in education at The Haiku Foundation.


Ellen Grace Olinger

TIME Of SINGING – Winter 2014/15

Today is a quiet day with a blue sky, and sun on the evergreens and birch trees.

I’m reading the new Time Of Singing (TOS).

In her Editor’s Aria, Lora Homan Zill explains that as of Spring 2015, the subtitle for TOS will be “A Journal Of Christian Poetry”  in order to best reflect Time Of Singing these days (as opposed to a magazine).

Lora Zill adds, “TOS will stay the same, a special community of poets who explore the great themes of our faith and life.”  Her complete Editor’s Aria for Winter 2014 is posted at the TOS site.

Audrey Stallsmith is the Webmaster for Time Of Singing, which also has a Facebook page.

One of my goals when I began with WordPress in December 2009 was to thank the editors and poetry print journals where my work has been published.

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thank you

Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry – Post updated 2/4/2015

As many of you know, TIME OF SINGING (TOS), was one of the first poetry journals to accept my work.  It can take time for a poem to find its home, and TOS is very special to me.

Benjamin P. Browne was the Founder; Charles A. Waugaman edited for years; Lora H. Zill has now been the editor for many years.  I think I began subscribing in 1989.

Lora has kept the price affordable.  I look forward to four issues a year, and each is a work of art.

You can link to the TOS Facebook page, from the site if you wish.

Charles Waugaman was called Home in 2010.  Lora honored his legacy in every issue for a full year, by reprinting his poems and illustrations.

This year, I thought I’d reread past Winter issues of TIME OF SINGING.  Today I’m enjoying the December 1997 issue. In his Editor’s Aria, Charles said, “We know to consider the Incarnation of Christ, one has to deal with the whole Bible…Each year, each day, each reading, I realize anew how much of a piece is our scripture.”

Post updated on February 4, 2015.  Please see the Time Of Singing website for the most current information.