Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Roxanne Bland, iAlan Brenham, iMark Berent, ialex canton-dutari, iSandy Lender, iStan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski), iGwen Madoc, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

+Steven Curtis Lance

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 2,439 Titles
· 6,897 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

+Steven Curtis Lance, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Highly Inspired Stuff
by S D

Browse and Enjoy.....  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Garden of Hope; Autobiography of a Marriage
by Maryanne Raphael

Garden of hope is a frank, endeering memoir of two star-struck lovers who travel the world and Jim Crow America as a black-white couple in the 1960's...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Encounters: Little Red Riding Hood (and ot
  2.  abstraction on evergreen sojourn
  3.  Absurd Valley
  4.  The Dream Me
  5.  The Dancer
  6.  This Woman
  7.  Women Are Women
  8.  Standing Tall
  9.  an aging man still searching...
  10.  Dew Drop Clause
  11.  A Poems Soul
  12.  Modern Poets
  13.  We Were Blessed
  14.  When an Angel Leaves
  15.  Your Ghost Came Calling
  16.  What Will Be
  17.  The Beauty Of Spring
  18.  broken dreams
  19.  The Freight Train
  20.  Sundown in Thibodaux

Ecce Sacerdos: Apologia Pro Vita Sua
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by +Steven Curtis Lance
•  Watching As the Dogs Watch Me
•  The Tree of Life
•  Pack
•  Otherwhat
•  Bright Blue Moment
           >> View all 2,410

"Formalist poet if not last then least / Ecce sacerdos: I give you the priest"

Ecce Sacerdos: Apologia Pro Vita Sua

The cat on my lap is ready to nap
The tea in my cup has gotten quite cold
Life once exploded with dazzle and snap
But all that sort of thing (not I) got old

Before I die I must yet one more book
Make of what I have learned that I might look
Less foolish than I once appeared somehow
Before I came to know what I know now

All learned the hard way and in God's good time
Perfectionistic meter rhythm rhyme
And all the mystery of liturgy
Which (just between us) is the key to me

Formalist poet if not last then least
Ecce sacerdos: I give you the priest
Living the riddle of celibacy
And not by vow but just by now my way

The one I loved left me yet far away
The sun ascends to smile another day

+Steven Curtis Lance

Copyright MMV

+Steven Curtis Lance
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 4/15/2005
The one I loved left me yet far away
The sun ascends to smile another day

..there is much more here than meets the eye..please give your gifts to the worthy..
beautiful insightful poem..aah
brilliant piece...

Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 4/13/2005
Why he left, I shall never know why.
You are a beautiful person, inside and out.
I am a bisexual if no one has figured that out
yet. Take care.
Becca P Lang in Big D, Texas

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.