Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need is a beautiful poetry anthology with Time Of Singing. The cover and illustrations are by Charles A. Waugaman. We published the book in 2007, and it has lasted. The themes are timeless and many poets are featured. Lora Homan Zill and I served as Editors. Please visit the books page at Time Of Singing, if you wish to know more about this book.
W onderful time of I nspiration and N ew books T o E njoy R eading
warmth on a cold day sweaters and blankets from thrift stores
warmth on a cold day books and poetry journals on shelves and a new book on the kitchen table from yesterday’s mail
One of the nice aspects of blogging is that I’ve learned of books by poets that are not always sold in stores – and we only have a few bookstores in our area. I also have ordered books recommended by notes and reviews in poetry print journals. Time Of Singing and WestWard Quarterly are two examples. Both journals have published poems from my blogs, and I am grateful. All works together.
I no longer review books, yet am grateful every day for the books on my shelves and by my chair. It is nice to have interests – blogs and books – that I know can stay with me through the years. When I have not been able to read, my heart has been full.
I received the Fall 2019 Time Of Singing, A Journal Of Christian Poetry (TOS).
“fragrance of leaves” was published in this issue.
fragrance of leaves in the gardens what good friends we became as we grew older
As noted in the journal by Editor Lora Homan Zill, my poem was previously published in They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2017.
rearranging art on the walls cards, and small gifts from friends I see them anew
The card is a watercolor painting by Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010). I created the still life arrangement and the photo is by Karl. I take good care of cards from Charles and other friends.
Charles A. Waugaman created this book cover and illustrated Welcoming Hope: Poems For Those In Need, an anthology we published with Time OfSinging (2007, Elin Grace Publishing). Copies may still be ordered from the TOS Books Page. The themes are timeless. Lora Homan Zill and I were Editors and Charles was Art Editor.
The picture at the beginning of the post is courtesy of The Dover Design Sampler, Dover Publications. It is a sample from Crafter’s Cornucopia.