Sunday, February 28, 2010


Anthology means "bouquet" in Greek. So about three or four years ago or so, I put together my own anthology in an attempt to marry the two meanings. I'll be posting throughout Lent. Beginning with the prologue...

Anthology - for Elizabeth


In the beginning, God created the heavens, and the earth...

Carolus Linneaus was the king of names,
Another Adam giving his assent
Reality in the organized aims
Of science. Studiously, his mind would plant
Lineages with grafted stems of Latin,
Unearthing meaning found in roots of Greek.
Still, signal fragments of that first garden
(Lost in less time than the holy week
In time’s own making)leave us haunted names:
Nomenclature’s power may plant a tree
And reason’s calling may adore the bloom –
Enduring death, may life be left some room
Upon these lines to let love’s mystery
Spring a testament of wholly scriptured rhymes.

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