Tag: Charles A. Waugaman

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

Welcoming Hope is an illustrated poetry collection with Time Of Singing, A Journal of Christian Poetry.

Please see the Time Of Singing books page for more information, including the featured poets and how to order.

Lora Homan Zill
Ellen G. Olinger
Editors

Charles A. Waugaman
Art Editor, Illustrator

The cover art is by Charles A. Waugaman.

Poem by Charles A. Waugaman

‘GOOD’ AS IN FRIDAY

He fashioned from their cross
a throne.
He made of death a door.
He robed his nakedness
in love,
And needed nothing more.

For though they wrapped his
broken flesh
in linen crisp and white,
He left sin’s costly fabric
soiled
And cloaked himself in light

That shines the centuries
undimmed
to pierce earth’s dark despair,
By spilling scarlet car-
peting
Up Heaven’s radiant stair.

By Charles A. Waugaman
The Word Incarnate
Elin Grace Publishing, 2003
All Rights Reserved

Thanksgiving Poem by Charles A. Waugaman

Thanksgiving Complete

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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