Tag: Quiet Christmas Poetry

Art and Libraries

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

Acrostic for Library
WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading
My poem was published in Fall 2018.

Oostburg Public Library “Modern resources, personalized services”
Photo by Karl from July 1, 2018.

We discovered the Little Free Library site a few years ago. Karl and I donated copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry to the free libraries in our area. We also gave a copy to our Oostburg Library in town.

Karl’s winter photo of the Lake Michigan beach, several years ago, is the Cover Art for Quiet Christmas Poetry.

And I am grateful for the WordPress.com free photo library.

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Posts in this series:

Art and Hope
Art and Nature
Art and Seasons
Art and Flowers

Thank you

Photo by Karl

Short Advent Poems

Christmas CDs
playing with the volume low
in the fields
the beauty of harvested
corn in snow

Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

lighting the
Christmas candle
tiny flame
transforms
the night

Christmas night sky
becomes sunrise
tree branches
covered with ice
glisten in the sun

snowflakes
floating in the air
separate
together
artists
across places
and time

Quiet Christmas Poetry

“lighting the Christmas candle” was also published by Hermitage (2005) and The Writers’ Bistro (2007).

Photo by Karl

looking at trees

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

Published first here at Poems From Psalms And Nature on May 16, 2012.

Karl and I reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

Then my haiku was reprinted in this book:

The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press).

I am grateful to see how a poem can last, be read again, and shared in new ways.

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