Category: Poem

Advent: Hope

Advent: Hope

When this world is not all that it should be,And every certainty given has failed—Our questions are suspended in the seaBetween the…

Unexpected Light

Unexpected Light

It’s nearing the end of autumn.I went outside and contractedInto my chair. The bite of winter’sFirst chill broke the apple’s seal.Death seems…

Die Like a Leaf

Die Like a Leaf

I want to dieLike a leaf in autumn.To go out in a blazeOf brilliant colors,Reflecting the fireOf a life well-lived.Like Elijah, who…

My First Arrow

My First Arrow

For Micah You are the first arrow of my quiver,But I am afraid to pull back the bow.It feels calmer in the…

Autumn’s Lie

Autumn’s Lie

Autumn’s glow of golden patches perfectlyBalance the bite of her breezes, but hear:Autumn has been lying to usWith a little dark lie.…

Whether

Whether

Let’s go to suchAnd such placeMake a littleMoneyRollThe diceName itAnd claim itTodayWe feastFor tomorrowWe dieLet’s catch sailAnd ride the wind But only…

Haiku: Bright Side

Haiku: Bright Side

Darkened wall climbs upThe wave crashes over meI see the bright side … Written for “Bright Side” prompt posted on The Poetry…

Handy Man

Handy Man

I remember when I fixedThe kitchen sinkIt was time to be a man So I muscled upTurned the wrenchAnd got it done…

Liturgy for the Writing of Poems

Liturgy for the Writing of Poems

Lord and poetic creator,  who sings songs over your children,  whose word never fails,  succeeding in all your purposes—  I look at…