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Sonnet III: God
by Fr. Kurt Messick
Monday, August 25, 2003

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An original poem.


in the forest of trees with fewer than

ever dreams it seems to me a sadness

that thrives in moonlight. every other man

had gone and i was alone within this

holy place where god walks on moonlight. when

the pond had become still in the lunar

shadow and the frogs had left for sleep, then

the breeze of ecstasy blew. no sooner

had i noticed his hand but my soul leapt

into the pond to experience that

moon. with full knowledge of why i came he

extended lily-pads to me and sad

watching the true feeling form and soon the

sun came. this is something that i have kept.


An excerpt from A Chorus of Voices
by Kurt Messick
Dry Bones Press, February 2003

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/25/2003
Beautiful...a wonderful experience. God is ...and having a heart attack at what is being done in his name.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 8/25/2003

let me just say that you have caught,

or very nearly, that which is,

by nature, uncatchable.

a good write

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/25/2003
lovely work
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/25/2003
Wonderful write.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 8/25/2003
This is truly beautiful and heartfelt you express your sadness well and the fact that God knows all...~Z~
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/25/2003
Whoa!!! I love it! I empathize with you! Awesome!
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