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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 /+/,; or those poems beginning, alphabetically, with the letters "T: through "Z" represent my primary poems, those most important to my collection of poetry.

My pen name is derived from two Scriptures: 2nd Peter 1:19 and Revelation 22:16; and the Blue Shift of the Doppler effect as a spiritual metaphor. I have also found it preferable to other pen names because it is closer, alphabetically, to Lady Certainly's name as I use it within these poems. The name signed to my Tanka and Haiku is Kyakuchuu, which, in Japanese, means "footnote."

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Completing this now, fifteen years after joining postpoems. I cannot describe it, because I can no longer see it directly, being a fat man. And if I look in the mirror, Lady Certainly may think I am admiring myself in a fit of carnal pride, and she will perhaps want to have me expelled from the Church. So I cannot take that chance.

[This is written in humor: Lady Certainly is not at all that intolerant.]

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''. .. 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. from his blog, Dreaming In Satellite. [In forty-four years of reading poetry, as of 2017, I have never found a better description of poetry and poems.]

"I venture to suggest that the more orthodox is a writer’s theology, the more convincing, as symbols and allegories, his uncanny tales will be." Russell Kirk, "A Cautionary Note On The Ghostly Tale"

". . . 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.


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