Books by Luci Shaw

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

I am thinking more about the years and decades that I’ve been reading books by Luci Shaw.

The Biographical Information at her site may be of interest. She was born in London, England in 1928.

Two examples of her poetry books on my shelves are:

LISTEN TO THE GREEN – Copyright 1971 Luci Shaw. Harold Shaw Publishers; Wheaton, Illinois.

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: poems – Copyright 2018 Luci Shaw. Paraclete Press; Brewster, Massachusetts.

She writes about her life and growing older in a generous way.

You can also view her Photo Gallery.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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early morning

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

early morning
and reading
many writers
each time I look
the sky has changed

July 2014

This summer I am rereading books by Luci Shaw, along with a few poetry journals. Here and there I look at memoirs from thrift stores.

Always the Psalms – a place of stability and hope for me. So much room for growth. Sometimes good to read something new, and sometimes good to reread.

July 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

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poems and books

gold leaves
drift to ground
sunbeam
on the water

reading
a devotional book
names of authors
in small print

Quiet Christmas Poetry, by contrast, is a large print book.  I still remember sharing with an older relative in 2014, and my aunt said, “Oh, I can read this.”  Karl and I created this book from my Christmas site.

I am grateful for different books,
which seem to work well at different times.

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

reading the poets
of my parents’
generation
their voices
return

we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

The previous three poems are published in the book:  They Gave Us Life: Celebrating MothersFathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press). As noted in the book, “reading the poets” was also published in SMILE, 2010.

September 2017 – November 2017
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Ellen Grace Olinger

light falls

light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

Published in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson.

I posted these photos for The Daily Post Structure Photo Challenge.

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2017
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Acrostic and Haiku Poems

L  ove of literature
nspires countless
B  eautiful hours of
R  eading many
A  uthors, and sometimes
R  ereading beloved books
Y  early

Library

road work leads
to another way home
wildflowers

open window
over the kitchen sink
cool fall air

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.
August – September 2016, April 2019
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Images are courtesy of Reusable Art.