Tag: Time of Singing

winter storm Sunday

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

Today – and the following poems are from a past Spring. They were published together on one page in Time Of Singing.

Holy Week
lily flowers
wait to bloom

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

Time Of Singing
Volume 41, Number 1
Spring 2014

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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Language

Light and clouds, after heavy rain in the night, and I am thinking about language. “In the beginning was the Word . . .” from John 1:1 begins our large print chapbook, Quiet Christmas Poetry.

And I recall this old poem. I changed the format for this post, with the Drop Cap letter from the WordPress Editor.

reading poems aloud
raindrops on the windows
reminds me how
Helen Keller
learned “water”

Time Of Singing
Volume 38, Number 2
Summer 2011

And here is the poem in four lines. I appreciate the ideas of editors and how a poem may best work in a journal. How will the poem work with the journal’s style? And the poem will be a part of the conversation among other poems, written by other poets. I like being able to present poems in different ways here too.

reading poems aloud
raindrops on the windows
I remember how Helen Keller
learned water

SMILE
Summer 2010

Photos by Karl – 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

three haiku

tree with full leaves
providing shade
comfort of faith

clouds and moon
mostly by faith
moments by sight

Time Of Singing
Summer 2012

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

“loved for years” was reprinted by Charlotte Digregorio for the Daily Haiku: May 27, 2017.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Short Poems for Spring

These poems are from my archives.
I love being able to say “my archives.”
Over time, creative work grows.

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation.

country graves
silk flowers bloom
by the stones

Photo by Karl

Ellen Grace Olinger

Local History and Stores

Yesterday I learned that the Gibbsville orchard has new owners, as of July 1, 2018 – as I read at their site M&T’s Gibbsville Orchard. Please see their site for more information and their story.

We have watched beautiful orchards for years.

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

Time Of Singing (2014)

And it is also time to visit Gibbsville Cheese again.

Over the years, a blog can become a record of local history.

Best wishes to all,

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes: Posts

These are a few posts from the past that readers found, and that I then rediscovered from the stats for this site. I also use the Top Posts & Pages widget (filed under Menu), which provides information and may help new readers get an overview of the content here.

Yesterday, I mentioned a few pages from this site.

Photo of the Moon Shining on Lake Michigan, Recalling a Joni Mitchell song, is a post from May 2010. There is a photo by Karl and a quote from a song by Joni Mitchell.

Acrostic for WIND was also inspired by music. I was listening to a CD by Sarah McLachlan – please see the post for the poem and more information. Sarah covered a song by Susan Enan, “Bring On The Wonder.”

Over the years, I have received good feedback about this poem:

IT IS IMPORTANT

To have a vision
to sustain the effort
to see it all the way
through – –

Even when it seems
to leave you

It Is Important was published first in Time Of Singing.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl
Community Path
July 2, 2018

haiku

late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

Time Of Singing (Fall 2013)

Ellen Grace Olinger