Erin Hills

There’s a buzz about town. I sit in my thirty-foot pine haven. Wrens frantically feeding young. A filament of rainbow web dangles, as busy spiders labor. The lush green of Erin has surrounded my poetic voice for over twenty-five years. The melody of wind through marsh grass, the rhythm of throaty frogs on tuffs of […]

My Father

My father was a quiet man, as men born then often were, the world so different then. Orphaned at 10, scarcely educated, lived through WWI and the Great US Depression, and fought at Pearl Harbor. These things all left scars. When the boys came home from war he tried to live a normal life. Married […]

A Revelation

Weeping across empty, barren land; stricken skies balloon shades of grey. Billowing tears streak the earth’s face. Scattered, broken, blazing stars of eventide… rotund moon; a drop of burgundy blood. Sealed fate heavens melting away; “… sky receded as a scroll…” comes to naught. This piece is spun from Revelations 6:14; one day a true […]

River’s Whippoorwill

  An enduring whippoorwill; I heard upon waterbed drift lonesome. Heard its mournful echo faint and hollow… Its whimper wooed, wooed, wooed; endless whoop, ever wakeful summon high upon a darken limb. Bring forth… what image I encompass, loosen in undying universe; boundless, pondering, mulling, casting tracing voice to correlate human notes. Yet what link […]

Food for Life

I eat my meals in odd portions. An appetizer is an early morning prayer walk, as sunrise filters through budding trees. Main course is my quiet time as I page through the Bible feasting on meat sometimes new and often familiar. Dessert comes as twilight approaches; a stroll through savory woods with a song of […]

Spring’s Kiss

  From earth springs living waters; fountains of life surging forth promises of tomorrow’s hope. Gathered blessings in bountiful bouquets, Resting in arms of newly budded branches, Dancing in prisms of fine mist, Lingering long in righteousness, sweetest souls bloom, as cherry blossom’s eternal spring.   “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace […]