ENIGMA for Poetics: Interactions

Man a frail creature of a few exalted years before he turns to dust though his will wishes otherwise. Yet, God is mindful of him the psalmist asked why and answered a little less than the angels he was made Bah! would the angels have wept at this comparison to man?! who time and againContinue reading “ENIGMA for Poetics: Interactions”

BEYOND THE GRAVE (My Poor Ghazal)

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)”

CANTICLE OF SAINT ROSE

Tiny singer, flit your wings; Bow before the King of kings Let your lovely concert rise To Him who gave you songs and skies. Let your throat, full of carols sweet, Pour them before the Eternal’s feet That we His praise may magnify Whom birds and angels glorify. I shall sing to Him who savedContinue reading “CANTICLE OF SAINT ROSE”

WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN

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”

SUNDAY POST: CONCEPT (PRAYER)

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)”

FOR THE GREAT FEAST

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”

WHEN THE DUST SETTLES

When the dust settles, you will see I am not the monster you painted me to be. When you cast me on the side of wrong “The Enemy!” had been your battlesong Your lyrics slandered my name Your voice throbbed with anger and disdain. When the dust settles, you will see this face you markedContinue reading “WHEN THE DUST SETTLES”

OF LILIES AND SPARROWS

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”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: Close

“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”

LIFE IS A BED OF ROSES

Life, they say, is a bed of roses and I suppose it is true. Consider the thorns as crosses the blooms, joys that are due. It has its time and season as roses obviously have. They both have their reasons for which they need to strive. Roses adorn the garden delighting the human eye. LifeContinue reading “LIFE IS A BED OF ROSES”