Author: Pastor Andrew Richard

The Ivy Green

The brave old plant, in its lonely days, shall fatten upon the past: For the stateliest building man can raise, is the Ivy’s food at last.

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Holy Sonnet X

You only get to die once. Practice scorning death now so that you regard it with the proper contempt when the time comes.

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The Joy of Sonnets

The sonnet form gives the poet precisely 140 syllables in which to make a point. One might think this would be limiting. Quite the opposite.

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If—

The world needs men like Kipling describes in this poem: wives need them, sons need them, congregations need them, cities need them.

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