Category Archives: Poetry

November

The last leaves tremble on the ground as the snow arrives to bury them securing the peace that they have found and daring the world to start again

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Wharton Finds a Whatzit, Part Two

Here’s the conclusion to my Dr. Seuss-style retelling of the Exodus story (with illustrations by Trudy Teemley). To read Part One, click here. The next morning out at the edge of the town A Heebroo named Wharton was hangin’ around, … Continue reading

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Wharton Finds a Whatzit, Part One

I pre-planned this whimsical Dr. Seuss-style retelling of the Exodus story before the current shooting tragedy in Texas. I earnestly pray that it will do what humor can sometimes do: draw us together, help us cope, and remind us that … Continue reading

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Batter My Heart

As a teenager, I stumbled upon the poet, John Donne, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and instantly identified with his passions, longings, and failings (“no man is an island…”). I still do. Yesterday, thanks to a smart, soulful teenager who blogs … Continue reading

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Do Drowned Leaves Dream?

Do drowned leaves dream of the lives they once lived in the sky while living leaves ponder the fate that awaits by and by?

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The Final Firefly

I saw a lone firefly last night Dear creature, why didn’t you make a right when you came to August? You missed your turn for happiness Now your time to burn has come to an end Or can it be … Continue reading

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Love is Inconvenient

“Love suffers long, it is kind and does not envy…it is not easily provoked and keeps no record of wrongs. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It never fails. Only three things will last forever: … Continue reading

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