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.”


A Small but Neglected Part

We flash through time and hardly leave a trace.

If one could somehow capture in a jar

The final photon of a dying star

That traveled for millennia through space

To end its pilgrimage in such a place,

And watch it flicker out, alone and far

From home:  a fleeting glimpse of what we are?

Say what we would be were it not for grace.


The lovely things that pass before our eyes

Would fade as if they’d never even been

As quickly as the mind that holds them dies,

And we would know that darkness as the end

We travel to.  If Christ did not arise,

We’re truly the most miserable of men.

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