Once upon an August, I met a cat during a late-night walk, and when I returned, this poem came pouring out of me. I hadn’t expected to write it, but it remains one of my favorites. What do you think? ~*~ Sinew-strength of willow-swiftness, Whisper-steps of soundless silk. Shadow-son of will-o’-wispness, Drifting ninja, specter-sylph. Gold-green … Continue reading Cat (Original Poem)
The word epiphany is derived from a Greek word meaning "to manifest, to display, to come suddenly into view," which in turn is thought to have come from an ancient Indo-European root meaning "to shine."1 For me, it conjures up images of sudden revelation -- a break in the clouds, a beam of starlight, a … Continue reading Epiphany — And a Christmas Poem!
This post is dedicated to Maria McDonald, history tutor and Canadian patriot. A belated happy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers! And if you're American, have a happy Independence Day! Or if you're neither Canadian nor American, I hope you have a wonderful day all the same. 🙂 I am privileged to be both … Continue reading God Save Canada (Original Poem)
As a challenge, I recently decided to choose a passage from a work of classic literature and re-write it in verse. Not too surprisingly, I chose J. R. R. Tolkien's The Return of the King -- the last paragraph from "The Ride of the Rohirrim." Such was Tolkien's skill that this bright scene has stamped … Continue reading Theoden’s Charge (Original Poem)
Give me the eyes of childhood /Unstained with blinding grime, /Through which the world shines bright and clean, /The sky so blue, the grass so green! /Oh, for the ...