Tag: Christian Poetry

Welcoming Hope: Poems For Those In Need

Book Cover: Art by Charles A. Waugaman
Charles A. Waugaman – Cover Art

Yesterday I received the new Time Of Singing (Volume 43, “Intermezzo,” Fall 2016).  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need, a special poetry collection, may be ordered from the Time Of Singing books page.  More details, including a list of the featured poets, can be read there.

Lora Zill and I served as Co-Editors for Welcoming Hope.  Charles Waugaman served as Art Editor.

And So My Soul

And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again
As the sun spills
Over flowers
And the neighborhood
Sleeps

Endurance is eloquent
And marigolds are
Admirable because
They bloom
So long

Oh, my heart
Is tender
Yet God keeps it
Strong
And so my soul
Spills over
Into print again

Ellen Grace Olinger

Written in 1981
Published by Time Of Singing in 1991

Art by Charles A. Waugaman for Lent and Easter

I thought readers may appreciate the following poems and painting, by Charles A. Waugaman, for contemplation during Lent (and all year).  All Rights Reserved.

‘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

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This is from a card that Charles created:

CharlesEasterCard1

CharlesEasterCard2

Oh Beauty

after times of loss
great worry
fatigue
I want to feel
beauty
kindness
my own
art again

I was sad
perhaps numb

oh beauty

the line of a poem
a Psalm, a song,
a kind note

that breaks
my heart open
again

and I find poems

This is a journal-poem from Lent 2012.
Ellen Grace Olinger
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry

The Winter 2015/16 Time Of Singing arrived in the mail yesterday (Volume 42, Number 3).  This print journal is edited by Lora Homan Zill and is published by Wind & Water Press.

I am grateful to Lora Zill for reprinting O CHRIST, BE CLOSER, my responsive reading.  I shared this poem in a post on May 19, 2015.

Lora includes a note at the end of the new issue, and shares that “TOS has published poets not only from the U.S. but also from Mexico, Russia, Denmark, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Germany, UK, and Albania, plus our many Canadian friends.  TOS is sent to prison inmates, libraries and church libraries.”

Time Of Singing also has a Facebook page.

Time Of Singing Fall 2015

Today I am reading the new issue of Time Of Singing; edited by Lora Homan Zill and published four times each year by Wind & Water Press.

The Fall issue includes book reviews, and I had the privilege of reviewing DAYSTAR Reflections Prayers and Poems by Betty Spence.  I highly recommend her book and there is more information at Betty’s site.

You can also visit Time Of Singing on Facebook.

Lora Homan Zill’s site is the blue collar artist.