Sonnet Sunday 73: Dr. von Dread Reveals the Root of Her Madness: Or, BURN THEM ALL

(Because when the November Poem a Day Prompt is “Burn (blank)” and you have a Mad Scientist alter ego, there’s only one logical direction to go with it. Any other option would be, dare I say it, madness.) In Which

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Sonnet Sunday 72: Significance

Another oldie today. This one comes from grad school. I don’t recall the specific life stressors, though I do know that at the time I was 9 months away from finishing my Master’s degree in Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing,

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Sonnet Sunday 71: The Villainous Monologue of Dr. L. von Dread, Mad Rhetorician

The Villainous Monologue of Dr. L. von Dread, Mad Rhetorician Originally written October 26, 2018 One cloudy night, when storm-lit is the sky, And wind-tossed trees all seem to quake in fear, Then fear you, mortals, for thy doom is

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Sonnet Sunday 70: Oh Lord, Who Made

Not much to say about this one, other than that I wrote it while stargazing, and that I’m not good at naming things. Oh, and the photo was taken yesterday on a gloriously windy day at Grand Haven on Lake

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Sonnet Sunday 69: Flood, Food, Flame

Today’s sonnet is another one inspired by my readthrough of the Pentateuch. Specifically, this is me trying to comprehend how Israel could go from an obviously miraculous escape from slavery to building an idol in a matter of months. Today’s

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Not-A-Sonnet Sunday 68: White Space

It’s Hutchmoot weekend! Every year participants are invited to create a page (or two, or three) for a collaborative sketchbook. Every year (so far, anyway), I write a poem about something that’s going on in my life at the time.

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Sonnet Sunday 67: Reflection on Psalm 119

I’ve had a daily routine of Bible study for years, and I quite advocate it for anyone who wants to be serious about their faith. But, I’ll admit, this routine often goes through long dry spells where it’s more a

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Sonnet Sunday 66: October Leaves and the City of God

Happy Autumn! October Leaves and the City of God Originally Written October 23, 2017 The forest feels as sacred as a church. The hymns of birds, the preaching of the squirrels, The woodpecker’s loud clapping from its perch; Together, their

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Sonnet Sunday 65: Lot’s Wife Flees Kabul

Today’s sonnet is a bit of a cheat; it was actually published (probably coincidentally) on Tuesday, September 11, by Fathom Magazine. If you haven’t already read it, I recommend you read it here before you read the rest of this

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Sonnet Sunday 64: The Rainbow I Can’t See

Rainbows have some personal symbolic importance, mostly because at one point in life I went four years without seeing one. This week, I saw my third of the year (all of them doubles). So I’m publishing today’s sonnet, written during

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