Tag: Charles A. Waugaman

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

thoughts of a friend

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thoughts of a friend
who always loved and grew
I wonder . . . Has the sky
ever been this beautiful a blue?

for Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing
Vol. 31, No. 1
Spring 2011

The pictures in this post are by Charles A. Waugaman.
They are from cards he sent to me years ago.
All Rights Reserved

CharlesCardNativityCharles was also the art editor and illustrator for Welcoming Hope: Poems For Those In Need.  This poetry anthology is also for sale at the Time of Singing books page.  Charles drew this cover:

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Hope

This is a picture of the cover Charles A. Waugaman created for Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need.  More information follows.  Charles lived on earth from 1932 – 2010.  When I think of his art, I feel HOPE.

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Welcoming Hope is a poetry anthology with Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry.

Lora Homan Zill
Ellen G. Olinger
Editors

Charles A. Waugaman
Art Editor, Illustrator

Elin Grace Publishing

2007
ISBN 978-0-9729848-4-3

Please visit the books page at Time Of Singing, if you wish more information.  All proceeds benefit Time Of Singing.

This fall, I also hope to donate copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry to nursing homes and libraries.  I’ll be slowing down here, as I try to also share your favorite poems in large print books.

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Thank you and love,

Ellen Grace Olinger

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

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One more book note in the spirit of National Poetry Month:

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need (2007, Elin Grace Publishing) is a poetry anthology we published with Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry.  There are poems by many poets.  Lora Homan Zill and I co-edited the book, and Charles A. Waugaman was the Art Editor and Illustrator.

This book is still in print and blessing other people.  It is the first book listed on the Time Of Singing books page, followed by the Christmas chapbook.  All proceeds benefit Time Of Singing.  I love the way blogs and print journals can support one another.

Over the years, I’ve been told that I have “the gift of encouragement.”  The goal of these books is to bring a few moments of beauty and hope to others.  All my work is collaboration, and it all takes time.  Even years.  Then years go by, and the work still feels new.  God’s grace.

Thank you, Ellen

Post updated on August 15, 2015