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.”

“Brief and concise utterances fell from [Jesus], for he was no sophist, but his word was the power of God” (Justin Martyr).  Justin was right.  So let us try to emulate our Lord in our own words, especially our words about Him.


The fullness of ages,

The smell of the hay;

The gifts of the Sages,

The dawning of day.


The river of Jordan,

The Voice from above;

The weight of the Burden,

The wing of the Dove.


The test of temptation,

The talk on the hill;

The waves’ inundation,

The lake water still.


The dough and the leaven,

The one missing sheep;

The treasure in Heaven,

The harvest to reap.


The tale for the mind,

The fishes, the bread;

The light of the blind,

The life of the dead.


The mountain of Zion,

The statement, “I Am!”

The heart of the Lion,

The blood of the Lamb.

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, from Square Halo Books!

Donald T. Williams, PhD


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