Christmas Art and Hope

Blue and turquoise tears
sparkle on the Christmas tree . . .
card from cherished friend

by Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)

WITHIN The Circle of Seasons: Poems by Charles A. Waugaman
2003, Elin Grace Publishing (out of print)
Oostburg, Wisconsin

The picture is from a card by Charles, with his artwork.

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Daily Prompt: December 23, 2022

When are you most happy?

Daily Prompt

I am grateful for simple everyday life. The house is warm, we have water, and I am able to sit and write a post. As others have written about the Psalms, we can learn to be grateful through our life chapters. There can be new happiness after grief.

We are sponsoring children in different countries with Compassion International. This week, through their email cards and help with translation, we sent Christmas and New Year greetings. And a general small gift to help with vaccinations in the world. This too is gratitude. We also support efforts to care for others here in Wisconsin, USA.

Take good care. Thank you and blessings.

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Winter Solstice

I searched in my archives for a few poems about light.

these days
my heart is drawn
to pray more
and contemplate
the Light of the World

John 1: 5a (KJV): And the light shineth in darkness . . .

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light shines
through one window
and falls on the wood
frame of another
the light is shared

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“But as it is written . . .”

But as it is written,
eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard,
neither have entered
into the heart of man,

the things which
God hath prepared
for them that love him.

1 Corinthians 2: 9 (KJV)

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Christmas candle

lighting the
Christmas candle
tiny flame
transforms
the night

Hermitage (2005), The Writers’ Bistro (2007), and Quiet Christmas Poetry

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Creative Note: Quiet Christmas Poetry

Christmas Blessings 2022 is a new post at Quiet Christmas Poetry, to let those who may be interested know that our book is still available. I wrote:

Quiet Christmas Poetry, the large print chapbook that Karl and I created from this site, may be ordered from Time of Singing poetry journal. Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

There is a Time of Singing Order Form filed under “subscriptions/back issues/books” at the Time of Singing site.