Tag: National Poetry Month

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need is a book that we published with Time of Singing poetry journal. I reread the book recently, and the poems are strong and timeless.

Lora Homan Zill and I served as the Editors. Charles A. Waugaman was the Art Editor and Illustrator.

The book includes poems by many poets. With the universal themes of faith and hope, the book continues to be a beautiful work of art.

The book can be ordered from The Blue Collar Artist Time of Singing. All proceeds benefit Time of Singing. You can also learn more about Time of Singing “quarterly Christian poetry journal from Wind & Water Press.”

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need
2007, Elin Grace Publishing
Oostburg, Wisconsin
ISBN 978-0-9729848-4-3

Three Poems

PRAYING THE PSALMS

praying the Psalms
and reading poetry
books and journals
I write new poems
about everyday life

HAIKU

time to read
wind and shadows
on evergreens

BOOKS ON THE SHELVES

books on the shelves
from many years
new books and old
from thrift stores
and discarded by libraries

looking at the books
as I sit and write
gives me peace
and books by my chair
in my small study

I do not need to teach
from the books, or even
read them on any schedule,
they are my books now
and they give me peace

Photo by Susanne Jutzeler on Pexels.com

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger

Psalm 53 and haiku

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men,
to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

Psalm 53: 2

trees with full leaves
providing shade
comfort of faith

Ellen Grace Olinger

My poem was published in Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
(Summer 2012). Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

The Leaf Sketch is by William Walker, courtesy of Reusable Art.

This picture is from wpclipart.

reading

reading
in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
any age

Ellen Grace Olinger

My poem was published in WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading (Winter 2016). Shirley Anne Leonard is Editor.

The images are courtesy of wpclipart.