Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.”

Once upon a time a group of fishermen left an entire boatload of fish to rot in the sun.  On another occasion a Tax Collector left his office full of government receipts unattended.  None of these people ever looked back.  What could have gotten them to act like that?



Who would have thought old Levi would be able

To leave the money lying on the table?

He wasn’t, until Jesus changed his mind;

He was not able then to stay behind!


Remember: for more poetry like this, go to and order Stars Through the Clouds! Also look for Inklings of Reality and Reflections from Plato’s Cave, Williams’ newest books from Lantern Hollow Press: Evangelical essays in pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.  And look for Williams’ very latest book, Deeper Magic: The Theology behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis, due out Sept. 1, 2016, from Square Halo Books!


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