Post-Easter Sestina

Reading the Bible and writing poetry in a quiet house.  Life is good today. Thank you for your words for my sestina.  The poem I wrote is below.  If you’ve written one, I’d love to see it!  You can send it to me via the “Contact” page–and let me know if I am allowed to…

A Poetry Project

I love to play with words–their sounds, their flexibility, their clarity and their ability to obscure.  I suppose this playfulness can get irritating in a preacher.  So I’m going to channel some of that energy into poetry.  Yesterday I re-read and slightly revised a sestina that I wrote during our Lenten Creative Arts Retreat. Sestinas…

Reflection on Baptism and Wilderness

Here is a sestina I wrote as a reflection on my own baptism and on this week’s reading from Mark 1. Sestina: Baptism At eight-years-old I gave my life to Jesus–or at least that’s what I promised before my dad–our pastor–dunked me in the water. And up I came–a new creation, my sins cleaned away,…