forsythia

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

forsythia
by the garage
and cedar fence
green and yellow
in the day’s light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press). I have been reading her poetry and prose for decades.

Luci Shaw The Official Website

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reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

by Ellen Grace Olinger

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku, 2019
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press
West Union WV

Some other books in my library include:

God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond
by Luci Shaw
Author Copyright 1989
Reproduced 1998 by Regent College Publishing
Vancouver, British Columbia

Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey
by Luci Shaw
Author Copyright 2014
IVP Books
Downers Grove, Illinois

Members’ Anthologies from the Haiku Society of America:

I created a Page (filed under MENU) to keep a record of my recent haiku published in these books. There is a different editor for each anthology, as noted on my Page.

If you wish to read, the title of my Page, here on Poems From Psalms And Nature, is Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthologies.

The Haiku Society of America site is the online resource for their organization.

Thank you to all. Next post will be from Psalm 118.

Begonia planter by the door – Photos by Karl

Creative Notes: Book Reviews

I enjoyed reading the recent BOOK REVIEWS in Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry (Volume 46, “Intermezzo,” Fall 2019). Lora Homan Zill is editor.

Inspired by the reviews, I ordered a few books.

Two examples are:

Lanterns by Lorraine Joy McLeod. Published by Xlibris, 2018. Reviewed by Elizabeth Howard.

What Cannot Be Fixed by Jill Peláez Baumgaertner. The Poiema Poetry Series. Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock, 2014. Reviewed by Lora Homan Zill.

I also reread books by poets I have read for years and years. Luci Shaw is an example. And every week, I enjoy poems by many poets through our blogs. Poetry goes with me wherever I go, and sometimes is simply stored in my heart. Thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Eye of the Beholder by Luci Shaw

Today is very cold and also sunny. I love the light in the corner of my study.

I am enjoying Eye of the Beholder, by Luci Shaw.

There is a page for her book at Paraclete Press. The page includes media – a short video with a poem from her book.

New Poetry Book by Luci Shaw

Today I am reading Luci Shaw’s new book, Eye of the Beholder: Poems (2018, Paraclete Press).

Mark S. Burrows is the Paraclete Poetry Series Editor.

Please see Luci Shaw’s Official Website for more information about her work.

Memoirs

I enjoy reading memoirs.

Cynthia Reyes – the blog of Canadian author Cynthia Reyes – wrote A Good Home: A Memoir and An Honest House: A Memoir, Continued.  I reread both books this year, and you can learn more at her site.

Luci Shaw is another author I reread, her poetry and prose.  God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond is a classic.  Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey is another generous book.  Luci’s official website has more information; see the All Titles page.  She also has a page for New Releases.

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Ellen Grace Olinger