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Sunset: Reminder of God's Care (A poem in Rictameter)
Scarlet and gold,
In bright crescendo swells;
Of God's great majesty it tells.
In breathless wonder we see it unfold:
Sign of His care through life's dark shades.
Grasp the mem'ry, while yet
The glory fades -
Sunset: Second Try
'Ere night glows bright,
Flames on a soothing sea:
And I pause, raising eyes to Thee:
Symbol of God's heart-peace falling on me.
Promise of His care through dark night,
His great love is the key;
He holds me tight:
- An Acrostic Poem about God's Love
A poem that uses all the letters of the alphabet, four times for each letter. It is inspired by Lamentations 3, which does the same thing with the Hebrew alphabet. While recognizing the difficulty of such a construction, it aims to praise God.
- Symphony of Silence (Poem)
A poem based on the story of Jonah. It is about the need for personal space where one can grow closer to God and find His will for the future.
- Joyous Seasons - Four Poems in Rictameter
Poetic images of the passing seasons are described in brief vignettes.
- The Ever-changing River of Life (Poem)
A poem about God being with us when we call on Him as we progress through all the changes we encounter at the various stages of our lives.
- Out of the Shadows: Poem
A poem about the bereft feelings of a woman after a miscarriage. People who tried to console her were ignored; they were helpless until she turned back to God. Then her faith and trust in HIm restored her to life and love and the need to care.
- The Pioneers: No Turning Back (Poem)
A poem about three Cornish hard-rock miners, the Phillips brothers. They joined the gold rush and sailed from Plymouth on March 19th 1853. They settled in Castlemaine where Philip was the Mine Captain of the United Ajax Mine near Campbell's Creek.
- The House of Gurra Gunty (Poem)
A poem about a house where we lived in Narung Road, Mount Eliza. It tells of the sound of the breeze in the pine-trees, the view of Port Phillip Bay and the cool evening after summer heat.
- Happy Housewife (A Poem)
A short poem about a happy housewife who is looking forward to the return of her husband at the end of the day.
- Poem: A Stay-at-Home Mum's Quiet Day
A humorous poem about a mother and small daughter's quiet day at home.
- A Tribute to All Mothers (Poem)
The famous passage about the perfect wife and mother in Proverbs is paraphrased. This is followed by a poem that praises mothers and all the things that they do for their husbands and families.
- Amanda B (Poem)
A poem I wrote a number of years ago. It is about one of our precious daughters, Amanda.
- Advice for a School Beginner: A Fun Poem
A fun poem of advice for a child beginning elementary school.
- The North Wind in Australia (a poem)
A poem based on John Masefield's The West Wind. It is about the hot north wind, parched earth and welcome, long-awaited rains.