The Apple

Today’s sonnet is based on a true story, also known as every day of my existence. The Apple Originally written 11/15/2019. #134. I am the apple, sitting on your desk Just watching you eat junk food every day, With both

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Persephone’s Choice

Back in undergrad, when I was more deeply immersed in Greek literature, I came back regularly to mythology as inspiration for poetry. I’ve written at least three inspired by the Hades/Persephone myth, of which I’ve already shared one and may

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The Road to Uganda 3: A Financial Update

First, a quick apology: I intended to post regularly, but life intervened (as it often does). I promise to update more regularly. Now for the actual update. I was asked to help with a bunch of back-end administrative prep for

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The Dwarves of Yore

During this year’s Poem a Day challenge, I fell in love with the Golden Shovel poem. Basically, you take a line (or more) of a poem, and write your ow poem, ending each line with a word from that line.

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A Christmas Sonnet: Act V

Read Act I, Act II, Act III, and Act IV. A Christmas Sonnet: Act V Originally written April 21, 2019. #131. Alive, alive! Scrooge woke up in his room, Alone, but not alone—his heart awake. He felt like Lazarus, leaving his tomb,

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A Christmas Sonnet: Act IV

Read Act I, Act II, and Act III A Christmas Sonnet: Act IV Originally written April 15, 2019. #130 A grave, a grave! Beneath a willow tree, Scrooge watched Bob lay his child into the ground. Each shovelful of dirt, laid

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A Christmas Sonnet: Act III

Read Act I and Act II A Christmas Sonnet: Act III Originally written February 17, 2019. #129. “A game, a game! Fred, let’s play Similes.” Scrooge and the Spirit watched his nephew lead His friends in wordplay—watched them gently tease

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A Christmas Sonnet: Act II

Read Act I here. A Christmas Sonnet: Act II Originally written February 10, 2019. #128 A girl, a girl! Scrooge gasped, and his voice broke. He had not seen her face in thirty years— Nor heard her voice—the sweetness when

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A Christmas Sonnet: Act I

I’ve always been fond of A Christmas Carol, and last year I decided it was time to write my own adaptation. Over the next 5 weeks I’ll be sharing a sonnet based on each act of the story, probably without commentary.

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Revelation (The Road to Uganda 2)

In case you missed my last post (which was NOT a poem), I’m headed to Uganda with my church in June. As preparation for that trip, I plan on sharing more details about this trip and reflections about previous missions

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