Tag: Charles A. Waugaman

Creative Notes: Pages

It is interesting to look at the stats, and see posts and pages from the past that are being read now.

These are two examples of Pages, which are filed under MENU in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Haiku New Zealand: My Favourite Haiku, Edited By Sandra Simpson

I was honored that Sandra requested permission to reprint content I wrote for The Haiku Foundation.

Christmas poem by Charles A. Waugaman and picture of the Welcoming Hope book cover

Photo by Karl, 2011

Creative Work

rearranging
art on the walls
cards, and small gifts
from friends
I see them anew 

(2014)

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

Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014)

writing an essay
all I deleted
to say what I mean

(2015)

treasures stored
here and there –
homemade chapbooks 

(2015)

stack of art books
not needing to read today
just need them there

(2013)


Card by Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)
All Rights Reserved

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us:
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. 


Psalm 90: 17 (KJV)

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Planting with Hope by Charles A. Waugaman

Planting with Hope

I worked because I hoped for coming rain.
The dry earth by itself could woo no growth
From seeds entrusted to its dusty care,
But there was still tomorrow,
Damp with hope.

I lingered for the lilacs were in bloom.
Great plumes of purple watched me as I raked
Prompting my trust, inspiring my desire
And there was still tomorrow,
Primed with hope.

I labored where the waves of scented wind
Embraced me, and continuing till dusk,
Thinned the rich air with freshened cool delight,
For there would be tomorrow’s
Rain, I hoped.

By Charles A. Waugaman
Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need (2007, Elin Grace Publishing).
All Rights Reserved.

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Please see the books page at Time Of Singing if you wish more information about this poetry anthology.  All proceeds benefit Time of Singing.

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Three Photos

We began this blog in December 2009.  Karl helped with many photos, and I began with photography in 2015.

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The original card is by Charles A. Waugaman.  I created the arrangement, and Karl took the photo (2011).

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Photo by Karl – 2011

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Ellen Grace Olinger – 2015

Garden Tea Party by Charles A. Waugaman

Listen to the leaves
of robin song
spill into the rain:

parched dreams expanding
and staining the
long afternoon with

poignant fragrances:
blending past and
hope with vibrant joy.

Charles A. Waugaman
WITHIN The Circle of Seasons
2003, Elin Grace Publishing
All Rights Reserved

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Poems

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Lake Michigan, January 2016 – Ellen Grace Olinger

Yesterday I received Time Of Singing (Volume 43, Number 3, Winter 2016/17).  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.

I began with this print journal in the late 1980s, when Charles A. Waugaman was Editor, and am grateful for their support and encouragement. Poems published there may be reprinted in my new chapbook, now a work-in-progress.

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

trusting God
a little more
with my questions
fog rests
on Spring fields

(TOS, Spring 2014)

Ellen Grace Olinger