Glen Kappy

Glen Kappy Poems

I got there
just before it closed
and checked out
the book of poetry
...

from 'Dreams and Visions'

As sun gently warms and dries
drips and drops still fall from rainspout
...

from 'Dreams and Visions'
to Gloria

In a dream last night
...

'And when they had sung a hymn…'
—Mark 14: 26a

You sang, Lord(!)
...

Because of what you have done
every dawn can be as this one—
as fresh, as clean, as full of expectancy and color.
...

A snatch of Mariachi music
as I pass a hotel window
summons tropical colors
of plants and clothes
...

A Monday morning. Early spring.
No work today—nor worries.
Setting out to walk three errands
he is greeted by a house finch singing.
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from 'Dreams and Visions'

Free of the usual—
what it requires
...

Send strong winds, O God
and sweep away
the hatreds and the hurts.
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Don't know why
but looking at the lawn beneath the apple tree
from my seat beneath the arbor in our backyard—
the mixture of longish grasses and clover
...

In early light
a street or so ahead
a body walking
much in silhouette—
...

1 Cor 1: 25

When Hitler ruled Berlin
the bees went out and in.
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The calendar tells
that spring is still
a wistful distance away.
...

from "While Passing Through"/Fall

Crisp air—caw caw caw—
riot of changing colors—
...

It's snowing seeds!

From all the elms
with graceful limbs
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from 'While Passing Through'/Summer

Summer morning sky.
Behind the clouds overhead
...

For Claude
the shimmering light
on water and on flowers.
...

1
Poets are like spiders—
better poets
better spinners—
...

The crow among the pigeons—
his awkward gait.

A friend whose walk is like the crow's
...

from 'While Passing Through'/Summer

It's just cut grass I smell
but even so… even so…
...

Glen Kappy Biography

To the Reader, First, thank you for your time to read this. A little about me. I was raised in inner city New York. My father was from Jewish background, my mother from Anglo-Protestant background, but both were alienated from their traditions. Agnostic themselves, they raised my siblings and me to make our own decisions about religion. Ironically perhaps, from college on I grew increasingly drawn to “the God question” with my initial interest in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Tao traditions. After completing my B.A., I spent much of the next two years outdoors hitch-hiking in the western U.S. Over this time I became convinced there was an intelligence behind nature. At age twenty-five and desperate to know God personally, I had an experience that led me to become a Christian. Now, more than forty years later and with significant change in between, I am associated with a local Mennonite community. I first became acquainted with Poemhunter.com while looking for particular poems and poets. Then I realized I could post my own poems there. I love the leveling in this! Though I’ve been writing poetry for about fifty years and published in maybe a dozen periodicals most of them defunct, at this point in my life I mainly want to share my poems with others. Though I read a lot, I rarely read magazines of any type and don’t want to bother with trying to figure out the preferences of poetry editors. So I’m grateful for the platform Poemhunter provides. The overall title for my poetry is While Passing Through. Hearing about the patriarch Abraham was key in my conversion, and I relate to his life as a sojourner. As one myself, I witness and report on what I experience and wonder about—nature as teacher, nature as imaging God, and the mystery of God and what it means to be human. These, you’ll find, are themes I revisit again and again. Revised June 2018)

The Best Poem Of Glen Kappy

The Pull Of Poetry

I got there
just before it closed
and checked out
the book of poetry
I had on hold

and took it
to my car
and opened it—
the key unturned
in my ignition—

and read… and read…
till all was in blue shadow
and the chill insistent
on my neck
and shoulders.

Glen Kappy Comments

Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 05 April 2019

Glen is an expert in theistic studies. He knows the Bible and its wonderful teachings. As such, he is quick to grasp the deep wisdom of the scriptures. I have always been very happy when he comments on the Vedas, Upanishads or any story from the Indian philosophy and religion.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 05 April 2019

Glen, i admire your love for nature. May you be blessed with a long life with your loved ones and continue to be a source of inspiration for all your students and the poets of Poem Hunter.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 01 October 2018

Along with this following acrostic poem on behalf of all fellow poets, Poem Hunter Family and our Mahakul family we offer a title of honour to poet Glen Kappy born on June 30,1948 in New York, USA as, Rocking Dawn, From today on-wards he will be known as Rocking Dawn Glen Kappy. We hope all poets and visitors will accept this. We are congratulating him and wishing him all the best for getting this honourary title.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 05 April 2019

Glen Kappy is one of the finest Poets that i have known in Poem Hunter. He is so well read that he is able to understand the nuances of literature and poetry thoroughly. I enjoy reading his poems and equally enjoy reading his comments on poems.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 September 2018

Glen Kappy Gazing upon generosity he dazzles, Leading for poetic world he learns, Engaging personality of perseverance, Notable works he shares for humanity. Knowledge is his key of sure success, Administrative values he ascends in aim, Poetic ability he has is of high standard. Philanthropic personality he has within, Yielding poetry he expresses philosophy. © Kumarmani Mahakul,06 September 2018. All rights reserved.

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Daniel Brick 15 February 2021

Glen, I 'm so fruustrated by the new PH format. I wanted to share a lot of my feelings about HE SANG, one of my favorite portraits of Jesus as an ideal human being. This is the kind of poem which shows prayer doesn't ask for 'things'

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Bharati Nayak 25 December 2019

Respected Poet Glen Kappy, What a pleasure it is to read your poems that express Nature's beauty and God's blessings in such subtle way! I am extremely lucky to have known you and benefited through your inspiring words. May God's grace be with you Sir. My best wishes for the New Year 2020.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 07 September 2019

Dear Glen, Thank you so much. You are like an Angel visiting my poems and blessing them with your beautiful words of joyous wisdom.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 August 2019

Glen Kappy is a very nice poet and he writes very beautiful poems. Today his poem is selected as member poem of the day and I have read it with great pleasure. I have left a comment too. His poems are very attractive and readers love reading his works. May God bring happiness for him.

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happy flower 25 June 2019

very sorry about your son

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