296 articles in General

  • Sending Men Up

    We can send-up to an International Space Station And boast to ourselves about it on the news Men, and women too of course; But eighteen hardly more than children stabbed In London Town to death since New Year Hah! What failures we are!   We’re all thinking ourselves somebodies, canny players Romancing insignificance with a […]

  • In a Monthly Devotional Magazine

    “Suffering is the great law of the spiritual world. God’s chosen ones escape it less than others; they pay the ransom for others, sometimes at a very high price. We will know only later the work accomplished by our suffering and our sacrifices. It all goes to the heart of God, and there, joined to […]

  • From An Old Man Behind the Times

    I have not moved enough, nor moved quickly enough, although The whacky world has moved and quickly slid away from me, Everyday normal casuist brassy blasphemies Go on unweeded, disregarded; – accustomed – rather twee   To be au fee insider now a person needs be snug Confirmed in non-conformist slavish same-ish ways Potatoes all; […]

  • Heart

    Tossed on the deluge Noah swung in heavy seas His muster of living things a crew to populate the world Sou’-westers blown in eyes hamper a misted visibility Weathering through by righteousness wroth God’s decree   A handsome figure Samson brought as blind and captive Exhibit before the people come to see him low The […]

  • Parthenos

    There’s a bone of contention between Jews and Christians and the same bone exists between Christians and Christians, when it comes to The Book of The Prophet Isaiah.  This book has been described by an eminent Jew of great authorityas being ‘all comfort’; which I interpret to mean that from start to finish The Book […]

  • Rock and Head

    I do a lot of desultory reading. I have a library of books, probably several thousand items, and I love dipping in, as and when, time allows and by reading finding out why I bought so many. Few do not repay their investment – in my own eyes. I saw today a comment by an […]

  • Three Poems

    To Whom are we to Go? Loftiness of high authority Loveliness of meek humility   An iron fortitude A gentle servitude   Objective, set, insistent Discursive, easy instrument   Acknowledged Lord of all Submissive lowly leal   Tough unto rigor Soft unto melting   Abused humiliated Approved authenticated   Love in each breath True even […]

  • Alexander’s Tears

    The violent have taken the streets They built their Babels up and have done worship there In praise of naked works of men; (whose usuries condemn)   By dreams have mapped out, taught canards, involved to death, Have taken away as hostage men’s elective reasoned breath,   And falsified the tide of polity Waylaid at […]