DVERSE Poets’ featured form is the Ghazal.  The Ghazal is an Arabic poetry that originated in the 6th century.  To my ears, it has the rhythm of a tolling bell.  The Ghazal has its unique rhyming and metering scheme which I do not think I accomplished.  But I had to try anyway….  For  better examplesContinue reading “BEYOND THE GRAVE (My Poor Ghazal)”


The King of Heaven disdained earthly comforts when He came on a bed of straw He laid and gave poverty a holy name. No liveried servant was at his birth Joseph and Mary gave Him warmth No purer hands could have served the King of kings upon this earth. No earthly bard announced His presenceContinue reading “WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN”


There may be no ornaments to deck the hall nor presents  under the tree Yet it will still be Christmas it is of things the eyes cannot see. The air may ring with laughter or hearts may overflow with tears Yet  Christmas is sure to dawn bringing hope to allay  the fears. The world mayContinue reading “CHRISTMAS IS COMING”


Scented with incense wrapped in hymns filled with prayer on angel wings the soul contemplates heaven. ___________ Jake, really, truly!  Your challenges are getting harder by the week.  Concepts?  Can anything be harder than that?  When you threw in the word,  I could only think of an idea, something that is real but intangible.  So,Continue reading “SUNDAY POST: CONCEPT (PRAYER)”


The first Eve fell for the Serpent’s lies – the forbidden fruit would make her and Adam wise like their Creator who gave them Paradise but to sin and woe, it only opened their eyes. Innocence they’ve lost, they’re banished from Eden The guilt of Adam and Eve visited their children But God’s mercy wouldContinue reading “IMMACULATA”


For the great feast, Heaven prepares Rush of angel wings fill the air for God on High hallowed the earth with His only  Son’s humble birth to One immaculate and fair. Hope blossomed from out of despair mankind’s frailty He’ll repair He covered His creatures with Grace for the great feast. “What Grace?” Mankind hasContinue reading “FOR THE GREAT FEAST”


Look at the flowers in the fields how they grow. They do not toil or spin.  But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his wealth was clothe like one of these.  If God so clothes the grass in the field which blooms today and is to be burned tomorrow in an oven, Continue reading “OF LILIES AND SPARROWS”


“Great is the gap” as opening when the prompt is “Close” does make one wonder (to say the least) about the appropriateness of this response, doesn’t it? 🙂   Please indulge me a bit.  Maybe, just maybe, I will hit the spot in the end.  🙂 Great is the gap between the earth and skyContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Close”


The hall was filled with light. Not so much by nature, but because of those assembled in it. Specifically, because of the one at the center of it. He shines brighter than the sun, and all creatures in the room reflect his light. The brightness with which they shine, however, depended on their ascendancy. OnContinue reading “THE MUSTERING”