Tag: Quiet Christmas Poetry

Creative Reading and Writing

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31-32
Time Of Singing, 1995

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We are beginning work on a second large print chapbook, in the same style as Quiet Christmas Poetry.  Copies of the Christmas book can be ordered from the Time Of Singing books page.

The theme of the new book is Wisconsin Seasons and Encouragement.  My haiku, “birds perch,” seems to belong in the new book.

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Today I am reading Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry (Volume 44, Number 3; Winter 2017/18).  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.  Violet Nesdoly is the Contributing Editor for this issue.

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Lake Michigan – May 2016

Haiku and photo are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Cover Art

I’ve shared pictures with you of the covers for Quiet Christmas Poetry and Welcoming Hope: poems for those in need (anthology with Time Of Singing).

You can see the pictures again and order from the Time Of Singing books page, if you wish.

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In 2016, I worked with The Haiku Foundation to create a Gallery of Cover Art.  The covers also tell part of the story of English Language Haiku in a visual way, as they are from many years.  Mini-chapbooks, books, journals, and anthologies are represented, with links to the original sources.  Thank you to Dave Russo for his work to publish the gallery.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Acrostic for ADVENT and Photos

A  doration and
D  evotion
V  ision of
E  ternity
N  ow in
T  ime

This is a favorite poem, and thank you.

We included this poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

These are photos from 2017 – grateful for God’s gifts of beauty.

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One of my treasures from Bethesda Thrift Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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Lake Michigan yesterday

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The light and found art on the wood porch are an inspiration, these colder days.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Quiet Christmas Poetry

Under “Book Offers” in the Fall 2015 issue of Time Of Singing, Lora Homan Zill, Editor, included a picture of our Christmas book and wrote: “Light and easy to hold, with large print, it is ideal for anyone battling or recovering from serious illness, or who needs a special word of encouragement over the holiday season.”

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If you wish to order a copy of Quiet Christmas Poetry, please visit the books page at Time Of Singing.  There is an ordering form that may be printed.  All proceeds benefit TOS.

Quiet Christmas Poetry is both a site and a book.

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Lora’s site is Feeling God’s Pleasure Through Creative Work, the blue collar artist.

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Beachgrass

Lake Michigan beach cover art photo is by Karl.

Two Books In Print

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We have two books in print.  They can both be ordered at the Time Of Singing books page.  You will note that the price is 5 dollars per copy, and 3 for 12 dollars.  You can combine this special offer with both books.  All proceeds benefit TOS.

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need is a poetry anthology, edited with Lora Homan Zill and Charles A. Waugaman.  Charles created the beautiful cover art, and illustrated the book.  There is a description of the book and a list of the poets at the Time Of Singing books page.

Quiet Christmas Poetry is my large print chapbook, created from my site of the same name.

Thank you!