My poem reflects sounds in the neighborhood. Our old home needed to be rebuilt from the inside, several years ago. I was still grieving for my mother. Practical work was a blessing. I enjoyed the conversations and learned a lot about wood, building and rebuilding, and colors. A new and different world. When we first came here, it was interesting to be able to go to a lumber yard, with Karl, for example, during hours I used to be in class. I love to learn and this was a new vocabulary.
So many ways to be creative, and build, and rebuild if necessary. Write and rewrite. Take many photos. Cook a healthy meal. Write a note of encouragement.
tree branches and winter white sky poem on the page
almost Christmas through the evergreens clear blue sky
looking at trees I remember prayers of friends
The book includes Bible verses, acrostics, haiku, and tanka.
“In the beginning was the Word . . .” John 1: 1
Under “Book Offers” in the Fall 2015 issue of Time Of Singing, Lora Homan Zill, Editor, included a picture of the Christmas book and wrote: “Light and easy to hold, with large print, it is ideal for anyone battling or recovering from serious illness, or who needs a special word of encouragement over the holiday season.” This was the goal, and we are grateful.
If you wish to order a copy of Quiet Christmas Poetry, please visit the books page at Time Of Singing. There is an ordering form that may be printed. The price is $5.00 per copy, or 3 copies for $12.00. All proceeds benefit TOS.
The cover photo is by Karl. Here is the original photo of the Lake Michigan beach in Wisconsin, during a past winter.