Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.”

Spring is a time of great beauty and spiritual symbolism, as the rebirth of Nature speaks of the greater Resurrection that is coming for Christian believers.  Unfortunately, it also reminds us of the Fall and the Curse under which we currently labor—at least, if you suffer from Hay Fever.  Will plants reproduce without pollen in the New Earth, or will it just not affect us?  Probably the latter.  I can’t wait!


I ask myself a question ‘round this time

Each year, though now first setting it to rhyme.

It is a burning, nagging question:  “Is

Spring worth the swelling in my sinuses?”

And though I have my doubts, I must confess

When all is said and done, I answer . . . “What, are you kidding?!”

Remember: for more poetry like this, go to https://www.createspace.com/3562314 and order Stars Through the Clouds!

Donald T. Williams, PhD


About gandalf30598

Theologian, philosopher, poet, and critic; minister of the Gospel who makes his living by teaching medieval and renaissance literature; dual citizen of Narnia and Middle Earth.

Posted on October 17, 2011, in Donald Williams, Poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You preempted my answer, Don!

    And ditto for “is autumn worth the autumn allergies?”

    Redbud and Dogwood in the spring, Myrtle in summertime, Maple in autumn — the brilliance of the colors make the blossoms and leaves worth their weight in gold.

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