Daily Archives: November 2, 2017


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.”


Thin clouds set by the moon aglow;

Concentric circles fade away:

White like sun on face of snow

Melts through silver into gray.

The surface is not smooth, but creased:

Rents and patches, not a few,

Hurried on from West to East,

Sometimes let a star shine through.

Frame it all with stands of pine,

Silent shapes against the light.

Shifting shadows redefine

Modulating moods of night.

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.  And look for Williams’ very latest book, Deeper Magic: The Theology behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis, from Square Halo Books!

Donald T. Williams, PhD