Category: poetry

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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Sonnet Sunday 63: Polishing the Dirt

As I’ve mentioned several times, I’m in the middle of a busy season at work, which means lots of fruitfulness, but also lots of stress. In fact, I turned Labor Day’s normal 3-day weekend into a 5-day weekend just so

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Sonnet Sunday 62: The Tomatoes

For several months, I have been in what can best be described as “a rough season.” Really, this should have been obvious much sooner, but July and August have been especially chaotic. The car is the obvious example here, but

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Sonnet Sunday 61: Sunflower

It’s sunflower season! Have a sunflower-inspired love poem. For the record, this poem changed fairly significantly since I first wrote it in 2015. The changes are definite improvements, but I do miss one line I cut: “For what is found

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Sonnet Sunday 59: Doctrinal Divides

Today’s poem was from the November 2016 Poem a Day challenge, to the prompt “Stay or Leave.” One of the core events of my life was going through a church split while I was in high school. New pastors always

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