AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Edie Batstone, iSandy Lender, iStan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski), iMaryAngela Nangini, iJansen Estrup, iRichard Orey, iSteve Coltman, i

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

john k zimmerman

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 633 Titles
· 4,283 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Nov, 2002

john k zimmerman, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Aces and Knaves
by Alan Cook

Karl Patterson is surprised when his father, founder of a successful software company comes to him for help, and he doesn't realize what he's getting into...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Workbench
by john k zimmerman
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by john k zimmerman
•  FALSE DAWN
•  Inversion
•  STORM
•  HARBOUR SEAL
•  M.V.Promethesus
           >> View all 610

 November 16, 1979

St Paul's Cathdral, Regina, Saskatchewan

There were six of us ordained to the Anglican Priesthood. I wrote this, in part, to celebrate the 23rd anniversary... j+

--------------------------------------------------------------------------


As craftman I labour on a bench of wood,
with tools of sharp bright steel
As poet I labour on the bench of my heart
Memory and desire, intensely real

But I am more than that and less,
A priest ordained, and called
For service at another bench
By God and people blessed

At this altarbench I labour not
Yet have I work to do where all
Our labours, loves and follies meet
One who loves us, great and small.

Here the holy hawk of heaven
Though some have called her dove;
Sits on my shoulder, and with beak
And talon, teaches me of love


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


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


Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/2/2003
Just beautiful John...its great
love
Tinka
Reviewed by sophie merrick (Reader) 1/12/2003
I am not religious, but this has a meaning beyond that, well done
Reviewed by sophie merrick (Reader) 12/12/2002
just lovely
Reviewed by William M. Sowman 12/12/2002
What a coincidence. November 16th is my Birthday. So we have a bond. A date very significant to both of us. Bill Murray
Popular Poetry (Memoir)
  1.  Mourning Song
  2.  Day Dreaming In The Snow
  3.  Snowy Morning Walk
  4.  I'm Pressing On...I'm In His Hands
  5.  He was but Four...
  6.  A Tribute to Clint…
  7.  My red hot sexy baby...
  8.  Wild
  9.  My First Grand...
  10.  JD’s Rose - Nicole

What Day Is It? A Family's Journey Through Traumatic Brain Injury by Rebekah Vandergriff

This is not your usual story of recovery, that presents a crushing blow endured by one more car accident. Becky Dyer a professional model travels from the runway of a fashion show ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

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.