quiet need.

as a performance studies teacher, i have heard elizabeth barrett browning’s sonnet 43 more times than i can count.  what’s hilarious is that most of the students that chose the sonnet to perform in class thought that they happened to be the first person ever to stumble upon this particular poem– arguably, the most popular love ...

the worst is to watch.

13. January 2011 poetry, writing 1
mistake: “a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention.” mistakes. they’re bad when you make them and they only affect you. and you suffer. it’s hard to forgive self-disappointment, but you can. it’s possible. mistakes. they’re worse when others make them and they only affect you. they don’t suffer. it’s hard to ...

be still.

one of my favorites. too bad we don’t know all the verses.  like most hymns, people have picked and chosen which ones to keep in hymnals. maybe a stanza or two will be new to you. — Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. ...

sometimes a light surprises…

this poem is on my mind and heart today…  thought i’d share. more thoughts as to why later. ——– Sometimes a light surprises the Christian while he sings; It is the Lord, who rises with healing in His wings: When comforts are declining, He grants the soul again A season of clear shining, to cheer ...