Starward . . .

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HAVING RECEIVED POTENTIALLY BAD NEWS ABOUT MY PRESENT CONDITION,AND LOOKING AT THIS GALLERY IN THAT GLARING LIGHT, I FEEL I WAS WRONG TO HAVE MADE THE RECENT CHANGE TO MY SCREEN NAME, I NEED TO RETURN TO THE ROOTS THAT WERE FIRST PLANTED IN 1976. My screen name/pen name/handle is from Matthew 2:2, 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 22:16, and Sirach 43:9. The handle was first given me in July 1976, the evening after my entrance into the CB world, in the form of Starwatcher; under the influence of the Scriptures cited above, it evolved to Starward. MY GALLERY OF POEMS IS UNDER RECONSTRUCTION OR HEAVY EDITING, WHICH WILL BEGIN SOMETIME TOMORROW. CERTAIN POEMS MUST BE DELETED; CERTAIN POEMS MUST BE ADDED OR RESTORED. I WILL NOT TRY TO JUSTIFY ANY OF THIS TO ANYONE AT ALL:

Kyakuchuu, my haigo or Haiku name, is the Japanese word for "footnote."

The science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick, once described himself as "not a novelist, but a fictionalizing philosopher." I do not consider myself as a poeticizer, interested in poetry for its own stylistic sake; but as a theologizing poet, and I hope, in this last section of my life on earth, to give even more time and effort to that practice.

Most of the poems have, at the lower end of the page, a rubric, such as Starward, q.v., or Jan9xciv, or some other form. These are not signatures, otherwise they would all say Starward, but titles of collections should a printed version ever be required. Poems at the beginning and end of my gallery to bear my signature, Starward.

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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 Simile may think I am admiring myself in a fit of carnal pride. 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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