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Sonnet Sunday 82: Wayward Dog

I’ve mentioned many times that 2018 was a stressful year. In an effort to get ahead of some upcoming stress emotionally, I’ve been digging into how Scripture applies to emotions—how to turn general scriptural knowledge into specific prayers against my

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Sonnet Sunday 81: The Miscarriage

First, before anyone asks, there’s no special reason for me to publish this sonnet today. I just flipped through one of my notebooks, saw it, and asked myself if I could think of any reason NOT to publish it. That

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Sonnet Sunday 80: The Year

It took me longer than you’d think to realize exactly how bad things are, but 2018 has been a year of slow-simmering stress, and it’s been bubbling over a LOT recently. The bad news is, due to important but difficult

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Sonnet Sunday 79: The Snow

I haven’t written very many Christmas poems for some reason, probably due to the usual busyness of the season. In lieu of that, here’s a sonnet that starts and ends with snow, which I wrote for this November’s poem-a-day challenge

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Sonnet Sunday 78: Hades’ Fruit

I keep coming back to the myth of Demeter and Persephone in my poetry: a daughter, kidnapped by Hades, forced to stay with him as his wife for six months at a time because she got hungry; a mother who

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Sonnet Sunday 77: Salty

Today’s sonnet also comes from this year’s Poem A Day prompt (this prompt was “salty”). Expect this to happen a lot over the next few weeks; life is a bit crazy, and the recent poems are low-hanging fruit. Other than

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Sonnet Sunday 76: O Simon

One of my favorite Twitter accounts is the Medieval Death Bot, which tweets out the records of recorded deaths in the Middle Ages. (I mean, how could you not love such a thing?). This week, working on the November Poem

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Sonnet Sunday 75: Seasonal

Today’s poem was written for the 2016 Poem a Day challenge on the theme of something that happens regularly. One of the things I love about living in Michigan is the cycle of the seasons: Summer heat makes me appreciate

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Sonnet Sunday 74: The Skirball Fire

Almost two years ago I was given the opportunity to visit Los Angeles as part of a work event. It was a gorgeous whirlwind: we wandered the mountains of Griffith Park for an afternoon, and toured Paramount Studios, and wandered

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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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