Category Archives: creative process

Evening Post, August 13, 2014: Excerpt from Novel

This evening’s post is a passage from my novel,In The Forest Of The Night. It is a description of a state trooper (who is investigating a murder) driving from the rural coalfields of southern West Virginia to the State Capital. … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, August 12, 2014

The Day Will Come   “The day will come,” The preacher says And I drive home, Through the changing maples and oaks Thinking about a couple of jobs around the house: Clean the brick below the shutters Rake the last … Continue reading

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Morning Post, August 11, 2014

Here is a passage from my upcoming book, Overtime: A Basketball Parable.  The story is told by a long-time, high-school basketball coach who is looking back over his life.  All rights are reserved.     In January of 1980, with … Continue reading

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Evening Poems, August 10, 2014

Here are two short poems for the evening.  I wrote both of them years ago.  The first is an attempt at haiku and the other is taken from my novel, In The Forest Of The Night.   As always, I hope … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 10, 2014

The Lives Of The Mystics: A Psalm This psalm was found during the 1941 excavation of a second-century monastery near in the village of Tokat in what is now Turkey. A team of archaeologists from a university in the northeastern … Continue reading

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Evening Post, August 9, 2014

Could not find or muster up another poem for tonight.  So, here are the first three paragraphs of a book I was once contemplating, but will probably never finish.   It was good to be young then To be close … Continue reading

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #11

A mystic is not first concerned with his own authority or credit.  He is convinced that his power is all gift.   He does not dwell on and may forget his status, even in the moment that he speaks.

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #10

A mystic is vulnerable to beauty.

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #9

A mystic recognizes an idol as an idol.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets #8

A mystic knows not only that there is more to the story, he also understands that there is a moral to the story.

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