Tag: Charles A. Waugaman

Thanksgiving Poem by Charles A. Waugaman

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Father, I wish to praise You for the whole
of life. Besides these blessings obvious
and bright with benediction for the soul;
beyond intangibles that comfort us
when doubters cower under circumstance
and faithless people cast all hope on wealth;
even before the graces that advance
our comfort, pleasure, family and health,
I would give thanks for pain, displeasure, fear,
reversals that avoid the cul-de-sac
of pride, anxieties, and every tear
that draws me near through prejudice or lack
to Your forgiveness. Surely all is good
that leads me into doing what I should.

Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)

WITHIN The Circle Of Seasons
Poems by Charles A. Waugaman
Elin Grace Publishing
ISBN 0-9729848-1-X
2003, Author Copyright
All Rights Reserved

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

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November
few leaves
left on the lilac
living with
your loss

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This is my poem in the anthology with Time Of Singing (TOS), Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need.

Please visit the books page at TOS for more information.

The cover art for Welcoming Hope is by Charles A. Waugaman.

Lora Homan Zill is editor of Time Of Singing.

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As an additional note today, I wrote this poem the first autumn after my mother’s winter passing (2004).  The lilacs have bloomed many more times since then.

At the time, the key word in this poem for me was loss.

Now I know the key word is living – and I am grateful every day.

Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

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Publication note: “November” was published in Hermitage: A Haiku Journal, Volume II, 2005.  Ion Codrescu, Editor.

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Sunday Notes

Yesterday, Karl and I went to The Salvation Army Family Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  We bought two small books to add to my collection of devotional books from thrift stores.

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The Fall 2017 Time Of Singing, edited by Lora Homan Zill, arrived yesterday.

Sample Poems by E. Edgar Hix, Lora Zill, and Charles A. Wauaman can be read on the poems page at the TOS site, along with poems by Elizabeth Howard and Marsha Hood.

Audrey Stallsmith is Webmaster.

Time Of Singing was founded in 1958 by Dr. Benjamin P. Browne.

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Ash Tree 2017 – Ellen Grace Olinger

 

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Christmas cactus – photo by Karl

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Roses – photo by Karl

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The card is by Charles A. Waugaman, photo by Karl, and still life arrangement by Ellen.

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Ellen Grace Olinger