Category Archives: Poetry

Presence

Presence when I notice my blessings—an intricate weed blossoma double rainbowa check in the mail—my burdens grow lighterthey float away altogether I send up little prayers of gratitudemy heart is freehurt is healedthe day brightens like a kiss my God … Continue reading

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Tongue Twister

The Tortured Tongue Tongue torturing, tasting, tantilizingSweet and sour, spicy and saucyBitter biter, bracken and brokenHurting, healing, holding, beholden Asparagus artichoke apple appetizerFortified frozen frankfurters fibrillatingWaxen wieners winking wineGasping grapes on vintage vine Jelly jugular jumping jamsPurple plums, plump peppery … Continue reading

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Portal

Portal Every time I try something newIt’s like opening a portal.What unfamiliar artifacts will I find?What skills will I learn?How will this new me fit? Enamored with the possibilities,I squeeze through the openingIgnoring possible repercussions:What are you doing here?You don’t … Continue reading

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Heaven

I am a huge Beatles fan and I love almost everything John Lennon ever wrote. Except the lyrics to Imagine. This poem is a rebuttal of the song. believe there is a heaven this world is closer to hell than I ever … Continue reading

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Surprise!

I wrote this poem for OctPoWriMo last year. Surprise! by ARHuelsenbeck A surprise is something you weren’t expecting But delights you nonetheless. Not delighted? Give it time. There’s a life at stake— Not just yours, though yours is important. There’s … Continue reading

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Review of The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, by Diane Lockward         

Poetry is a source of delight for me, and I’ve always wished I could write poetry, but my attempts in elementary and high school were lame. A few years ago I tried again, by working through a book I’d originally … Continue reading

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The Psalm Project #53

This is the last Psalm that I wrote for The Psalm Project–over a year’s worth. I really enjoyed this project, so much so that I may someday revisit Psalms and write another 50 or so. Thank you for taking this … Continue reading

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The Psalm Project #52

He determines the numbers of the stars and calls them each by name (Psalm 147:4). Dear God, the cosmos You created is so vast we cannot comprehend it. We invent powerful telescopes and cameras and send them into space and … Continue reading

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The Psalm Project #51

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. . . Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. … Continue reading

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The Psalm Project #50

I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy (Psalm 140:12). Dear God, in Your kingdom money does not equal prestige. In Your economy faith and love are the resources of value. … Continue reading

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