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Sonnet IV: Life
by Fr. Kurt Messick

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An original poem.


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the sun appeared suddely in a gray


sky and rain continued. the shaft of light


broke through the trees to land where a dead log lay-


ing its soul to the ground slowly in sight


of weeds was praying to the rain. it is


a holy place. rain collected inside


to form a small world for a genesis


of smaller lives. the world cares for outside


appearances. even death is alive


within this sunlit shower. there is not


much time before the mystical lives are


destroyed by a wandering cloud. they taught


the reasons on paper, vernacular


of trees. but wisdom is here first derived.




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



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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
This is certainly original. It's interesting where people are going with the sonnet nowadays.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Very nice!! Wonderful spiritual happenings of creation described so well by you!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
nice one, wondered where you were!!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Very insightful poem!
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader)
very pretty poem about smaller worlds, and other things besides men, making lives splendid

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