A Christmas Eve Poem: Children Singing in Latin

The Inspiration I wrote this poem several years ago after attending Christmas Eve services with my brother and his family. (I'd been away from the Church for a while.) The purity of the children's voices singing in Latin behind me left me so awestruck I was afraid to turn around. *from St. Luke's Facebook Timeline, … Continue reading A Christmas Eve Poem: Children Singing in Latin

The Hobby Horse I Ride (Billy Collins, too!)

When I was in graduate school, there were two types of people in the English Department: Lit People and Writing People. The Lit People breathed the rarefied air of theory, while the Writing People were pretty much viewed as the idiot savants of the department: Awww, isn't that sweet. You wrote a lit-tle po-em. Bless … Continue reading The Hobby Horse I Ride (Billy Collins, too!)

A Poem for Election Day

When I ran across this poem a couple of months ago, it reminded me of the intercessory prayer my dad would say during Sunday services for leaders in government. I thought it would be appropriate to post for Election Day in the United States. I've turned off comments, as I expect this week to be … Continue reading A Poem for Election Day

#Poetry Publication: “New Hampshire Comfort”

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: Review of On and Off the Road: Poems of New Hampshire I am very pleased to share that my poem "New Hampshire Comfort" has been published in On and Off the Road: Poems of New Hampshire, an anthology of the Peterborough Poetry Project. I was thrilled when a review came out in a … Continue reading #Poetry Publication: “New Hampshire Comfort”