I wrote the following piece (though it has since been extended and edited) this past Thursday, on which day I visited Fort Sumter, known as where the beginning of the American Civil War took place, and sat on a hill, watching the sea. It was one of those times where a flood of thoughts suddenly… Continue reading On Gazing at the Sea Surrounding Fort Sumter
Hello, everyone— Below is a brief piece I wrote in response to a prompt asking me to create a 10-15 line poem mimicking one of the devices used in E.E. Cummings' work. Since I believe his emphasis on visuals best defined his poetry, I focused on attempting to duplicate that particular effect. Enjoy! "Jesus said… Continue reading Doubtful Belief
Hello, everyone— To end the month of February (and the theme of poetry introduced in the last post), I'd to share a poem revisiting a concept previously discussed in "Communism vs. Christianity." As I wrote in that post, I explained my conviction that this historical conflict is an excellent illustration of the spiritual; as such, this piece attempts… Continue reading On the Cold War
"I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose,—words in their best order; poetry,—the best words in their best order." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge (sourced here) All throughout my life, I've never been able to resist the pull of a good poem. As much as I do… Continue reading Favorite Poetry: A Collection
Hello, everyone— When I think about theology, I often start by asking questions that begin with the phrase "what if" (as illustrated here). What if Adam had refused the fruit when Eve had offered it to him? What if Noah did not build the ark? What if the Old Testament prophets refused to share their revelations… Continue reading If God Was Never Man
Light—the inexplicable yet beautiful part of creation that scientists still have not been able to permanently classify. The innocent symbol of peace and warmth in our lives. The centrality of Christ's ever-enduring message. "The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,… Continue reading Guest Post! “The Light of the World” by Hannah
Hello, everyone— Something I like to do on occasion is to slightly alter the lyrics for a song I enjoy. The poem below was inspired by Michael W. Smith's "Welcome Home," a song mourning over the loss of the singer's father and his welcome into heaven. My poem is from Prince Hamlet's point of view… Continue reading Hamlet’s Eulogy to Ophelia
Hello, everyone— The poems I've posted thus far, Thoughts on Conversing with the Unsaved and Sonnets of Suffering, appear to be some of the most popular writings on Defy Augury, so I thought you might like it if I wrote another. Honestly, one of the best ways I communicate my feelings is through poetry (no… Continue reading Torment
Hello, everyone-- Here's to another week of posts! I'll kick this off with some sonnets I wrote in March about suffering.
To properly begin this collection of my writing, I have decided to post something I wrote from the bottom of my heart about a year ago in one of my many journals. I still distinctly remember the day; it was raining, and my mother was driving me to an appointment.