January 2015

I Saw A Star Fall From Heaven

January 8, 2015

I didn’t used to like poetry, until I realized I had been reading only rhymed lines and pale caricatures. Real poetry is taken from life, unpinned and powerful. The following “found poem” was taken from the Bible, King James Version. I saw a star fall from heaven to the earth to dwell in a salt land, not inhabited. Woe is me! I cannot speak, for …

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I Made a Promise Once

January 5, 2015

I made a promise once. I meant it with all my shaking soul. I think it would be difficult to say what an influence that promise has had on my life, impossible to count how many times I have read it again or remembered it, crying. I don’t remember the date or the time of year. I remember that I was twenty-one or twenty-two and …

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