One Darkest Night

From the March 2010 Print Edition

One darkest night I went, aflame with love’s devouring eager burning” O fortunate event!” no witnesses discerning, the house now still from which my steps were turning. Hidden by darkness, bent on flight, disguised, down secret steps sojourning” O fortunate event!” Hidden by dark, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Glosa: To the Divine

From the June/July 2007 Print Edition

The beauty that can be eyed will never be my undoing, but rather what, beyond viewing, only fortune can provide. The taste of what can’t endure does no more, when it’s diminished desire, than make impure the palate, whose joys are finished; sweets whose sweet cannot abide will never be . . . . Continue Reading »


From the March 2007 Print Edition

Nativity With God’s Word-the burgeon that swells in her womb” now she comes, the Virgin: if you give her room! The Sum of Perfection Forget created things, but their Creator, never; the core attend forever; love Him from whom love springs. . . . . Continue Reading »

The Youthful Shepherd

From the March 2007 Print Edition

A youthful shepherd, wandering and feeling far from his heart’s content, goes sad and lonely, his thoughts on one he loves, and for her only his breast pierced by love’s wound, deep and unhealing. He weeps-not for the blows that love keeps dealing” no, he has no regrets for the . . . . Continue Reading »

Coplas: In Pursuit

From the December 2006 Print Edition

In pursuit of amatory adventure, hope bid me fly and I rose so high, so hig that I closed upon the quarry. To achieve so great a height, divine adventure pursuing, I flew so far that the doing lifted me clear beyond sight. A flight so extraordinary rendered me too faint to fly: It was love drew me . . . . Continue Reading »