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“A Late Letter to Sam”

“A Late Letter to Sam”

Day 14 Deb’s Advent Calendar Advent is a time for remembering pets. Day 14: Advent is a time for remembering pets. It came on a night I was feeling hopeless. The letter was from a poet named Sarah I had met through my years of blogging. She had often encouraged...
The Poet Comes and Calms the Storm

The Poet Comes and Calms the Storm

I wake and know I’ve been awakened. It’s a sense as if someone is in the room with me and has been waiting. A faint light crosses the ceiling as if in streams leading to the window. But I notice it’s not the window it’s leading to. There’s a rectangular...
Companion

Companion

Day 13 Debbie’s Advent Calendar Poetry in Motion Thirsty shores quenched by laughing, lapping waves. Sky wrinkled from a long night’s work. Dark clouds, weighty cloaks, revealing pockets full of mystery. Against the somber waters, wings of hope appear overhead and her...
Child of Wonder

Child of Wonder

Day 11 Deb’s Advent Calendar It’s eleven degrees outside and still dark. We’re drinking coffee and Fannie is chewing on her new pig toy. Mary is watching. “Did you really write that? A wee Babe’s face’?” Todd asks after I read him my poem. “I did. You don’t like...
Immanuel

Immanuel

Day 10 of Deb’s Advent Calendar. A weeping prophet. Well-acquainted with accusations. He was only 17. He had inner turmoil. He had no comfort, he was lonely, and discouraged. He preached for 40 years without success. He didn’t choose his work, he struggled, he...
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