'The poets have become the pastors of our time.'
In 1976 an extremely modest staplebook of poetry was published titled 'The Halcyon Poems.' In 1996, 'Snippets of His Glory While I Wait' a second staplebook was produced. A chapbook is planned which will be influenced by Poemhunter.com reader feed back and also a writers critique group that meets at Gemini Ink, a writer's cooperative in San Antonio, Texas. I am almost settled on the title: " Dirt Road Poet." The idea comes from a portion of an address Keith made to a Rotary Club I heard. Keith Jenkin's " Cross and Hammer ... more »
1. He wants death.
2. He wants death.
3. He wants death.
4. He wants death.... more »
Keep it simple
So the past can find you
The love you lacked the courage to love
The one who was kind... more »
Small your light
It takes the glow of many
To mark the night.... more »
My red neck friends disdain her
Or hold her in open contempt
But she has given us a truth in a land of cities
It takes a village to raise a child.... more »
In Texas God once turned a street to gold
and as an after thought - stretched soft textured air across a continent -
so subtle was the miracle that no one noticed.... more »
If 1912 is the date he burned his boats
Then three poem dates I find of interest
1915 - The Road Not Taken
1920 - Fire and Ice... more »
'''You know you are getting old when you pack a second pair of under wear rather than your gun.' Bill Grace copyright retained''Bill Grace the Texas poet and retired Unitarian Universalist minister.
''Frank Thon was correct - if you aim for the stars - and I would add - work towards your goal - you very well may crash but you will still find a better earth. Bill Grace copyright retained''Rev. W. A. 'Bill' Grace Unitarian-Universalist Association
''Spiritual vision emerges through the fog of personal experience and culture and is both dependent upon and transcendent of these things. Bill Grace''The book 'The Life of Meaning' is current reading and inspiration. BG
''For the poet the writing of poetry - not even its publication - is the effervescence of his or her life.''Bill Grace
What the process theologian calls 'suasiveness' is the ideaBill Grace
that God will go where we want him to go. This helps us understand blue and grey praying to the same God in the AMERICAN Civil War....
'Through the divinity of themselves shall the kosmos and the new breed of poets be interpreters of men and women and of all events and things. They shall find their inspiration in real objects to-day, symptoms of the past and future....They shall not deign to defend immortality or God or the perfection of things or liberty or the exquisite beauty and reality of the soul. They shall arise in America and be responded to from the remainder of the earth.'
Quoted from 'The Harvard Classics' edited by Charles W, Eliot copyright of 1938 by P. F. Collier & Son Corporation 'Prefaces and ...