“It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there.”
— William Carlos Williams
Hi! I am Andrew King. I’m in my 60s, an almost-retired part-time staff member of a church in Oakville, Ontario, but as my former Twitter profile once said, “I am a fan of dogs, poetry, the Sunday lectionary, the daily news. . .” and to which I add: Maple Grove United Church, (a member congregation of The United Church of Canada). But poetry is currently my principal part-time passion, reading it and sometimes writing it.
I do not send a lot of poems out to literary magazines — not even close — so this blog will be a place where I can share some of my passions and poetic efforts — as well as, very occasionally, links to other poetry that I like from around the web. My goal for the year is to post a poem a week about the Sunday Scripture lessons from the lectionary (the words from William Carlos Williams about poetry apply equally well to the Bible itself). I cannot claim that my poems will be of prize quality; I write primarily for spiritual self-nourishment. However, if someone else can derive even a small benefit from my work, then that will be an answer to prayer.
I hope you will visit me from time to time. May you enjoy what you find here.