Poems, Prayers, and Promises

02/02/2013 07:04

BREATHLESS by Ben WItherington III

  Air expelled, Expected to return… Fleeting, fleeing Into the atmosphere Crystaline cloud In January Yet disappearing quickly, Gone where? Does air dissipate in air? ‘And God breathed Into the earth creature Adam And he quickened’ Into life Into lies Into living a lie His death knell Takes...


01/30/2011 09:47

Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti

 Morning and evening Maids heard the goblins cry: "Come buy our orchard fruits, Come buy, come buy: Apples and quinces, Lemons and oranges, Plump unpecked cherries, Melons and raspberries, Bloom-down-cheeked peaches, Swart-headed mulberries, Wild free-born cranberries, Crab-apples,...


01/30/2011 09:32

Job's Shoes by Dan Salter

                                         1 From clouds, reflections of the dying sun Glide...


01/30/2011 10:03

The Dying Christian to his Soul by Alexander Pope

 Vital spark of heav'nly flame, Quit, oh, quit, this mortal frame! Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying, Oh, the pain, the bliss of dying! Cease, fond Nature, cease thy strife, And let me languish into life!   Hark! they whisper; Angels say, Sister Spirit, come away. What is this absorbs...