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Rated: E · Folder · Personal · #2214242
My first collection of poetry, published in 2018
These poems were written mostly over a period of 15 years, during which time I was raising my four sons. They center around my faith, my family, nature, and general life observations.
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    Rated: E · Personal · #2133504
    Playing around with the ideas about vibration. Loose chiastic structure.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2130648
    Reflecting on the time my son first went through the temple
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2120112
    For my son's teacher, who recently lost her own son
    Rated: E · Religious · #2102820
    People are hard to understand
    Rated: E · Personal · #2099750
    What happened one Saturday in October
    Rated: E · Spiritual · #2082504
    Inspired by the general conference talk "Refuge from the Storm," by Elder Patrick Kearon
    Rated: E · Religious · #1992341
    For the 2014 Mormon Lit Blitz
    Rated: E · Nature · #1956596
    Autumn evokes conflicting desires to rest and to fly
    Rated: E · Family · #1905478
    Gifts from my little one
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #1904087
    It's hard to write creatively about a subject that has been so overdone
    Rated: E · Nature · #1902968
    Waiting for outdoor practice to end, I notice the season in flux around me.
    Rated: 13+ · Religious · #1900679
    A fortunate fall
    Rated: E · Scientific · #1898867
    On the recent discovery of PH1, a circumbinary planet orbited by two more distant stars
    Rated: E · Religious · #1849587
    Will I recognize you in the next life?
    Rated: E · Dark · #1819519
    Teenage children can make you feel invisible
    Rated: E · Nature · #1805033
    We are not a blight on the earth, nor do we stand outside of nature
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1799023
    Some people are so hard to help
    Rated: E · Religious · #1775080
    The worth of souls is great ...
    Rated: E · Personal · #1761494
    How do I go over the hill without going over the hill?
    Rated: E · Nature · #1751328
    The best things in life are free
    Rated: E · Nature · #1743953
    Happened to be out running errands when the sky was just right
    Rated: E · Personal · #1721158
    Superstitions don't die—they just resurface in different forms
    Rated: E · Religious · #1692234
    Blank verse
    Rated: E · Writing · #1667879
    About writing and creating
    Rated: E · Family · #1653005
    A villanelle, with slant rhymes
    Rated: E · Writing · #1624172
    A sonnet just for fun
    Rated: E · Personal · #1623853
    Feeling my mother's mortality
    Rated: E · Children's · #1623658
    A poem for children
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1618369
    Based on Mark 9:24 and D&C 98:12
    Rated: E · Religious · #1617437
    It just isn't Christmas without music, in tune or otherwise
    Rated: E · Religious · #1613182
    Hymn text based on Matthew 7:7 and Doctrine & Covenants 88:63
    Rated: E · Biographical · #1591210
    For my oldest son
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1579311
    An Elizabethan sonnet
    Rated: E · Death · #1567981
    How would you prefer to die?
    Rated: E · Personal · #1545559
    What I leave behind
    Rated: E · Personal · #1542036
    About a miscarriage
    Rated: E · Personal · #1538744
    "... man is a child of God—a God in embryo." (Marion G. Romney)
    Rated: E · Personal · #1527653
    Frantic days
    Rated: E · Personal · #1527224
    Signature poem for MESSAGES ON THE WATER, available at lulu.com
    Rated: E · Emotional · #1518847
    Hoarding hurt
    Rated: E · Experience · #1480028
    Sonnet inspired by a peach tree in the yard of my son's preschool teacher
    Rated: E · Religious · #1461294
    Hymn text based on Alma 34:18-27 from the Book of Mormon
    Rated: E · Nature · #1428371
    Spring-like winter weather
    Rated: E · Relationship · #1367752
    Sonnet written on the occasion of a friend's wedding
    Rated: E · Family · #1251280
    For my four boys
    Rated: E · Nature · #1234227
    Can't wait for spring!
    Rated: E · Nature · #1232592
    Out walking with my 20-month-old son
    Rated: E · Nature · #1231832
    Wild vs. civilized
    Rated: E · Personal · #1199764
    Walking at night in the snow
    Rated: E · Religious · #1147149
    Sonnet inspired by Job 23 and Luke 18
    Rated: E · Experience · #1142397
    Villanelle
    Rated: E · Religious · #1118827
    Elizabethan sonnet
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #1102325
    Alluding to Malachi 3:10
    Rated: E · Religious · #1054135
    Tossing and turning one night
    Rated: E · Family · #881749
    Elizabethan sonnet for my second son
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