I’ve found great help in employing the long held axiom, write what you know. But in this exercise of a year of poetry I’ve also found great help in writing what I’m learning, what I want to learn, what I want to understand better. So, I’ve found myself writing what I know: motherhood, nature, sin; […]

I resolved to spend 2022 writing a poem a day. I’d like to be better at poetry, and it seemed just writing them would be the best place to start. There’s something about playing with words, studying their sound, and forcing yourself to look carefully at things. This kind of discipline can only improve all […]

Let me not to the marriage of true mindsAdmit impediments. Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove.O no! It is an ever fixed markThat looks on tempests and is never shaken;It is the star to every wand’ring bark,Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.Love’s not Time’s […]

Every December the same image circulates my social media feeds. It is a picture of a very pregnant Mary comforting Eve. Eve has a serpent entangling her leg, Mary’s foot is crushing its head. It’s a sweet, sisterly image at first glance, but it’s actually quite bothersome when we think through what it is imagining. […]

Just as speech is invention about ideas, so myth is invention about truth. We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God.J.R.R. Tolkien Most evenings my children–pajama-laden and surrounded with beloved […]