Category: Hope

Guest Artist: Shirley Anne Leonard

Euphony

Music
in the arms of night
ascending
bending
flowing
in soft curves
comprehending
the Spirit’s
more elusive height
urged onward
by a sovereign rhythm
far beyond
the stars and flight
moving with
the planets’ courses
as they seek
the further skies
bidding sleeping angels
waken
to show us to
our paradise…

Shirley Anne is editor of WestWard Quarterly poetry magazine. She has published five chapbooks, and had poems published in Time of Singing, Ancient Paths, and two poems in books, Secure the Fort by Lucy Cain (Xlibris, 2007) and A Glimpse of Heaven (Howard, 2007) and online by Reconciliation Press, Cross Way Publications, and Quill and Parchment. 

Guest Artist: Poem By Win Couchman

FIRST WORSHIP

The teakettle, heating
Mutters.
Old elbows on the
Counter
Support my head.

First worship
Always free.

Published with permission from Win Couchman.

Win is the author of “Don’t Call Me Spry” Creative Possibilities for Later Life (Harold Shaw Publishers, 1990); and a co-author of other books with her husband, Bob.  “First Worship” is a new poem.

January Light

WINTER

First real snow
last night
My heart lifts
January light.

This was published in SMILE (WINTER 2000-01); and reprinted in SMILE (FALL/WINTER 2009-10).

Post update: January 10, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger