I have no real reason to publish this poem today, other than the fact that in the process of looking through my notebooks for a different one it spoke to me. I don’t even remember if there was a specific …

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The Black Lives Matter protests have been making me do a fair amount of personal soul-searching regarding my own education and interaction with Blacks. I had an excellent education for many reasons, not the least of which is that I …

Pity the Fool Read more »

Over the past two weeks in particular I’ve been contemplating the poet’s role as a prophetic voice, and in particular whether that’s part of my own calling with poetry. Let’s face it: I’ve written a handful of nature poems here …

Babylon Falls Read more »

This week is heavy. I don’t think I have any poems appropriate for it. So today you get a quick haiku and a favorite song. Lord, this is too much for us feeble ones to bear. Please, Lord. Come back …

A Haiku and a Song Read more »

I have no particular reason for sharing this poem today, other than that I was flipping through my old notebooks and liked it. I’ve never been one a person who needs many accolades. In fact, words of encouragement is probably …

A Servant’s Heart Read more »

Today’s sonnet is from last November’s poetry prompts; I think the exact prompt was [blank] of the [blank], and of course my mind immediately jumped to Monty Python. At the time my RPG group was playing a campaign that investigated …

King of the Britons Read more »