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My pen name is derived from 2nd Peter 1:19 and Revelation 22:16, The name signed to my Tanka and Haiku is Kyakuchuu, which, in Japanese, means "footnote."

My collection of poems is in a mess, so for the next few weeks it will be under reconstruction. Quite a few poems are marked for deletion..

At the bottom of most of the poems is a word that designates what collection it goes into: "Starward"; "Kyakuchuu"; "Jan9thxciv"; or, if a specific word is absent from the bottom of the poem, "Other Poems."

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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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