I live in Salem, Massachusetts. We have 31 days of Halloween in Salem. I have been here for 20 years. I pastored a church in town for almost 18 of those years. This means that I have effectively experienced 600 years of Halloween. We have had teams of people from chruches around the US and … More Christians and Halloween: Help! What do I do?!
Sonnet #39 – meditations on the pastorate Our joy in service is not commensurate with the temporal reward. I have in hand much less than here in heart and pocket less than raised in daily thought If words were cents as sense grows into art then I would gain the realm of Camelot we purchase … More Sonnet #39 – more meditations on the pastorate
Sonnet #36: the third apocalyptic pop love song sonnet Theme: I’ll not serve this bitter wine: Rev. 16 A table set before our enemies A cup is poured we drink it to the dregs A celebration to their enmities A host is set against us as we beg Last time I sat here all the … More Sonnet #36: 3rd apocalyptic pop love sonnet, I’ll not serve this bitter wine: Rev. 16
Sonnet #35 – the second apocalyptic pop love song sonnet. Theme: a plague love song. Though you and I are besieged by plagues and sores we will not lose our love for each other. the ships have raised their flags and crossed the sea the iron fist beneath the velvet glove has come for us, … More Sonnet #35 – 2nd apocalyptic pop love sonnet, E’en Heaven Waits in Silence
Sonnet #33 – the 9th Shakespearean Sonnet on the subject of rediscovering the ability to love I learned there was no place to go called “back” There was no home, no satisfying life my aching bones in rest and labor crack that salted road a portend of Lot’s wife and I cannot return, I cannot … More Sonnet #33 – 9th Shakespearean Sonnet on rediscovering the ability to love
Sonnet #32 – 8th Shakespearean Sonnet on love. Theme: love is a game played to death. Those who survive do not win. This tortured game of love is played to death and one would slay, another slain by it Some seek to crown their head with flowered wreath and not by what they give but … More Sonnet #32 – 8th Shakespearean Sonnet Love is a game played to death. Those who survive do not win.
Sonnet #31 – 7th Shakespearean Sonnet on love. Here love is compared to a loosing game of tag. The Volta is the realization that the game of love is won only if you play to the death. So I played tag with love. It always won and it did slay my soul, and passion flailed. … More Sonnet #31 – 7th Shakespearean Sonnet, Love is compared to a loosing game of tag.