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.

Books and Seasons

July is when our daylilies bloom. Old perennial plants that are new every year. There are so many good books to read. I look at the perennials and think about what lasts and blesses readers over time.

I appreciate book reviews and am reading from a few books I learned about from Time of Singing poetry journal.

We also enjoy donating poetry journals and books to thrift stores. Perhaps someone may discover poetry and write a poem!

My Summer Reading Plan this year is to read from my small home library. Then in the Fall I will look at some new books as well. And of course my plan can be adjusted – just a way to think about summer this year.

Photo by Karl – July 2019

Thanksgiving haiku

my large print Bible
rests on the Thanksgiving tray
the bread of life

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Volume 43 “Intermezzo”
Fall 2016

John 6: 35 (KJV):  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger: and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

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Winter days

Winter days
and today I am reading from
Winter issues of Time of Singing poetry journal.
The quiet winter view in my study.

I wrote this poem for Haiku Art Site, and added two paintings from the free photo library.

bright colors
in winter
abstract art

bright colors poem and post

And a different picture for this post.

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Acrostic Poem for ADVENT

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


From Quiet Christmas Poetry – a blog became a book (2014). You can read all the poems online.

Our large print chapbook can be ordered from Time of Singing poetry journal.

Readers have enjoyed my acrostic poem for ADVENT over the years. Here are past posts, with different post designs.

December 1, 2019 – with picture of the book cover, and the winter Lake Michigan beach photo by Karl, that became the cover art.

December 2, 2018 – no picture, a simple post with the poem and book credit.

December 8, 2017 – the poem and a few photos from 2017.

November 29, 2015 – poem and photo of our poinsettia in 2015.

November 29, 2011 – poem and photos by Karl (post was updated in 2014).

November 1, 2012 – poem with Christmas painting (post was updated in 2013).


Ellen Grace Olinger