I became a Baptist Christian on January 9, 1994; was baptized a week later on the 16th; and, on July 16th of that year, was called to write poetry, after having pursued this vocation, without production, since October 13, 1975.
Those poem titles preceded by + or by /+/, represent my primary poems, or those most important to my collection of poetry. My screen name is derived 1 Colossians 1:13---"[God] . . . hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son . . . ." My haiku name, or haigo, is Kyakuchuu, a Japanese word, meaning "Footnote."
For the time being, my poems are divided into three general groups, the titles being below the poems' last line and just above my initials: Starward, which collects the majority of poems except those in Kyakuchuu (all my tanka and haiku), and those recently signed "trl8d," my pen name, a numeronym.
''. .. that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things . . .'' --- The Apostle Saint Paul, Epistle To Titus 2:10
"Writing little spirit pieces, repetition/circulation in theme, word, and image. . . ." Gila Mon, Poet, Payson Arizona
""Everything I know, well it's nothin til I give it to you." Air Supply, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
". . . while carefully reading the text of the narratives, the writer earnestly endeavored to realize the persons and circumstances presented; to place himself in thought beside Peter, John, and Paul; Stephen and Philip; Cornelius and Lydia; and so to view the wonders which surrounded them. For himself he may truly say that such efforts have always tended, under God's blessing, to guide the eye of faith directly to Him "who is our hope"; and his only desire in offering these pieces to the reader is to aid, in however slight a measure, others also to look thither with increasing clearness and assurance."
---H. C. G. Moule, Preface to Poems on subjects selected from the Acts of the Apostles, vi.
". . . the tale of the preternatural . . . can be an instrument for the recovery of moral order.”---Russell Kirk
"'There's no hope for the world but a big revival of real Christianity,' said the serious-minded, rather important-looking man. He was apparently addressing a large popular audience. 'Real Christianity,' he said again with emphasis." ---Robert Aickman, "The View"