Tag: Time Of Singing

Three Print Journals

So far, I have received the new winter issues for three print journals. I enjoy reading and learning from many writers and publishers.

Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry
Editor: Lora Homan Zill
Wind & Water Press

WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading
Shirley Anne Leonard, Editor
Dr. Richard Leonard, Publisher

MAYFLY
Editors: Randy & Shirley Brooks
Brooks Books Haiku

Hope you enjoy visiting their sites. If you are sending poems for review, be sure to read and follow the guidelines carefully.

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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Lake Michigan beach cover art photo is by Karl.

poems and photo

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

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late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

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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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Credits for poems by Ellen Grace Olinger:

“my large print Bible” was published in Time Of Singing (TOS), Fall 2016; and “late November” was published in TOS, Fall 2013.

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Photo by Karl

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

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November
few leaves
left on the lilac
living with
your loss

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This is my poem in the anthology with Time Of Singing (TOS), Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need.

Please visit the books page at TOS for more information.

The cover art for Welcoming Hope is by Charles A. Waugaman.

Lora Homan Zill is editor of Time Of Singing.

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As an additional note today, I wrote this poem the first autumn after my mother’s winter passing (2004).  The lilacs have bloomed many more times since then.

At the time, the key word in this poem for me was loss.

Now I know the key word is living – and I am grateful every day.

Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

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Publication note: “November” was published in Hermitage: A Haiku Journal, Volume II, 2005.  Ion Codrescu, Editor.

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Sunday Notes

Yesterday, Karl and I went to The Salvation Army Family Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  We bought two small books to add to my collection of devotional books from thrift stores.

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The Fall 2017 Time Of Singing, edited by Lora Homan Zill, arrived yesterday.

Sample Poems by E. Edgar Hix, Lora Zill, and Charles A. Wauaman can be read on the poems page at the TOS site, along with poems by Elizabeth Howard and Marsha Hood.

Audrey Stallsmith is Webmaster.

Time Of Singing was founded in 1958 by Dr. Benjamin P. Browne.

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Ash Tree 2017 – Ellen Grace Olinger

 

Creative Notes and Gift Ideas

Kathleen Gresham Everett’s site is The Course of Our Seasons.  Today I am reading her book, Festival of Lessons and Carols, Poems of December.  Please visit her page, The Seasons Bookshop, for more information about her books.

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Quiet Christmas Poetry, the large print book Karl and I created from my site of the same name, is available at the Time Of Singing books page.  Since I recently posted about the anthology, Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need, I would like to mention that you can combine orders for both books, for the special 3 for 12 dollars price.  All the details are at the TOS site.  Time Of Singing is published four times a year, and also would be a nice gift for someone else or yourself.  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

My Aunt Irma was called Home this summer at the age of 99.  We went to a remembrance service at her retirement home last week, to honor and remember many residents.  When Aunt Irma first looked at the large print Christmas book, she said, “Oh, I can read this.”

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Lora Zill’s site is FEELING GOD’S PLEASURE THROUGH CREATIVE WORK, the blue collar artist.   I enjoyed viewing her page, Stained Glass Art, today.

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Thank you,

Ellen Grace Olinger