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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.”

It was an absolutely perfect spruce, so well hidden in the mountains that it was safe from ending life as somebody’s Christmas tree.

VanGogh-Cypresses

The Message

The standing tree was all
The meadow had to say.
It was not so very tall.
The wind could barely sway
It, pointing to the sky.
But you could hear it sigh
For something far away.
The standing tree was all
The meadow had to say.

Currahee

Remember: for more poetry like this, go to https://lanternhollow.wordpress.com/store/ and order Stars Through the Clouds! Also look for Inklings of Reality and Reflections from Plato’s Cave, Williams’ newest books from Lantern Hollow Press: Evangelical essays in pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty!

Donald T. Williams, PhD

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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 20, 2014, in Donald Williams, Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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