Category: COVID-19

Early quiet . . .

Early quiet, as the day begins to grow. This Spring, I ordered used books from small stores at Amazon.

One good example is The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes: Conversations with God on the steps of my soul, by Jill Briscoe (published first in 2005; Monarch Books, UK). You can view the information at Amazon. Jill is gifted in many ways, and I especially enjoy her poetry and honest reflections about life and faith. And I like the book design – easy to read, with many colors and images.

The Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative (MHVI) is serving many people, and they are “strong partners” with Goodwill.

Study Poems and Seasons – 3

This post continues from Small Study Poems and Seasons – 1 and Study Poems and Seasons – 2. I looked at my archives so far this year.

grey sky
and evergreens
birch tree branches
snow and icicles
quiet colors

January 8, 2021

small study
sun reaches the painting
adds another layer

The painting is by Wendy Brightbill.

January 9, 2021

how many mornings
have I read and looked
at birch trees in sun
and blue sky?

and yet today
is the most beautiful

Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5: 4 (KJV)

February 23, 2021

March days
time to observe
and watch for
all the beginnings
of Spring

March 4, 2021

sometimes
the window
frames a picture

and other times
one small branch
is the poem –
ever green and a blue
background

From Art, Poems, Hope
March 20, 2021

reading
in my study this morning
already light

small study
and books to read
days with longer light

April 16, 2021

used books
new for me
light on old
and new leaves
of a house plant

May 6, 2021

I look forward every day to poems, old and new. Today is Sunday, May 16, 2021. Thank you.

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Study Poems and Seasons – 2

This post continues from Small Study Poems and Seasons – 1.

For this post, I reviewed my Archives from September 2020 – December 2020.

window in my study
trees and sky
through the seasons
and years

the view changes
and yet the same
more to learn
and a place to read
and rest

September 30, 2020

sun and wind
some gold leaves stay
on the tree branch

October 31, 2020

all a day can hold
sun and shadows
on the wood window frame
above my desk
in my small study

November 22, 2020

new light
in my study
waterfall

light
from
a small
window
shines
down
on wall art

From November 23, 2020

late December
sky and snow on trees
the same color

branches outside
my window grow
in different ways
people we hear from
once a year

From December 29, 2020

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2 (KJV)

Thank you

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Small Study Poems and Seasons – 1

My small study on the second floor is my view of the seasons when I read print journals and books. A comfortable chair, a lamp, a desk by the window, a plant, and a bookcase. File cabinets. The back yard is the view – sky, clouds, light, trees, birds. The lamp was a gift from Karl and has a small table and place for books.

This morning, I thought I’d see if over time a collection that pictures the seasons has grown. I post in an everyday way here. For this post, I reviewed my archives from January 2020 – August 2020.

new day
in my older life
sun on evergreens

January 8, 2020

winter storm Sunday
a day to read poems
and enjoy the images,
language, and craft
with my heart

From February 9, 2020

Monday afternoon
in March
sun fills a bookcase
from my father

From March 29, 2020

grey sky
mourning dove
on a birch tree branch

time with the Psalms
a dove on the branch
pictures a poem

April 28, 2020

evergreen branches
with grey clouds
and blue sky
praying the Psalms

From May 11, 2020

trees have grown
and summer is here
the view where I read
is more green than sky

From June 22, 2020

July days go by
this year’s leaves
in sun and wind

July 30, 2020

reading a poem
or two from a new book *
and the sky, wind,
and trees in the yard
almost September

The Generosity: Poems by Luci Shaw (2020, Paraclete Press)

Luci Shaw has published two books with Paraclete Press.

August 29, 2020

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Thy statutes have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.

Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)

Thank you

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