Category Archives: Poetry

April

Rod McKuen was not only the preeminent poet of the 70s and a singer/songwriter- he happened to be born in the month of April! His most popular book was Stanyon Street & other Sorrows but he was quite prolific and … Continue reading

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On the Tower

This German poet was born into royalty at her ancestral castle of Meersburg near Münster and never married although she found young suitors during her lifetime. She is considered to be a preeminent female poet of the 19th century.  (The … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; … Continue reading

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Easter 2018

Rafael’s angels look heavenward                                deep in thought           knowing His love was the only thing sought We were,          with Christ’s blood,                                                            expensively bought.     1 Corinthians 6:19,20 Wishing you all a miraculous Resurrection Day!     … Continue reading

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Venice in Snow

Winter has taken a vacation in Venice this year He was as welcome as death The children played and laughed in a different way All the politicians in Russia stopped laughing Colors in a Peter Maxx Faded to an almost … Continue reading

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Degradation of a Knight

     This painting of the Knights of the Garter proceeding from the Deanery depicts these well-honored men who were on their way to St. George’s Chapel on March 10th of 1863. It being 155 years ago to the date, I … Continue reading

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To My Mother

Each birthday is a precious gift             bestowed by Heaven above,                             Reminding us of God’s concern His kindness and His love! Miss you everyday more and more… Your daughter,  

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

by Clement Clarke Moore (born July 15, 1779; died July 10, 1863)   ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with … Continue reading

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Autumn is Here

by William Kimball Flaccus Churchmen know not why the wild geese arise, With clamorous, harsh cries, And drift away to the dream-distant south; Why there is sleep over all the land, and drouth Of sap in the deep-rooted trees: And … Continue reading

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Ulalumé

     Poems by Edgar Allan Poe tended toward the genre of most of his popular fiction- that of the haunted, solemn, morose and insane. Ulalume is one which seems to keep to a lilt more in the light-hearted spirit of … Continue reading

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