To close the year, let me share with you one gift my daughter shared with me this Christmas as a charge for the new year. Along with a copy of Wendell Berry’s This Day: Collected and New Sabbath Poems, Ethney gave me a beautiful sonnet inspiring us to nurture our imaginations and feed the fires … More In Defense of Imagination: A Sonnet from My Daughter #Poem #Poetry #Sonnet #Imagination #Fairies #Daughter
Advent: December 24 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 We have set our gifts around the base of the tree – small tokens of love waiting dawn’s unwrapping of the Desire of Nations.
Advent: December 23 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 Together we braved the cold – winter’s winds whipping your hair and my beard, our errand an echo of their journey pregnant with Hope.
Advent: December 22 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 This Ebenezer raised by the Holy Spirit turns our fickle hearts back to hearth, to health, to home – Life’s intangible riches!
Advent: December 21 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 Our white Christmas dreams, the gift of Irving Berlin, suddenly seem small in light of the earnest prayers of slaves to modern Caesars.
Advent: December 20 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 Bumper to bumper, the traffic inches forward; evening’s stars emerge. Crossing this urban desert, I, too, seek the source of Rest.
Advent: December 19 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 No red dragon jaws could devour the child-king, silence the war-cry that commands angelic hosts even from a manger bed.
In the midst of my series of Advent Tankas, I still wanted to share this Mary Oliver gem that I read a few weeks ago thanks to an email thread I receive at work. Though the snows have already arrived here in Grove City, it’s not until Wednesday that Winter officially begins. As we head … More Mary Oliver Mondays: Thoughts on Coming Winter #Poetry #Winter #Darkness #MaryOliver
Advent: December 18 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 In the infant’s cry echoes the voice that spoke light, split the earth and sea, and sang us into being. How could we not bend down low?
Advent: December 17 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 There comes a time when reputation and honor no longer matter and all that is most sacred exists in obedience.