Upon the clouded smile of April's face,
Unharmed, though Winter stands uncertain by,
Eyeing with jealous glance each opening grace.
Excerpts from poems of American Transcendentalist Jones Very (1813-1880).
I've been a moderate independent political blogger and poet online since 1998; a brother of the Order of Saint Luke.
Political Reform News covers the headlines. Political Reform Notes (32 items) is articles on government concerns. Understated Priorities (33) is civic quotes with my commentary. Activism News and All Things Reform are previous, yet still informative, civic engagement blogs. A catalog list (23) of books is at WorldCat's political poetry.
Created Environment (10) is Christian poems on the environment; Wanderlust (23) is secular poetry on the environment; To God for Nature (15) is more Christian poetry on the environment; Christian Haiku (30) is poems in traditional haiku format; Eucharist Poems (8) is poetry about the Christian sacrament; Deep Thought Haiku (30) is secular poems in traditional haiku format; Politics-Poetry (25) is poems about politics; Gov20 Poems (19) is poetry about using computers; night rite (1) is a single poem about a night on the town; Struggle Sayings (1) is humorous poetry; and poetspirit: haiku and senryu poems (53) is more secular poems. The Christian Poems of David Weller (147) is another poetry blog; and Golden Moments (13) is a selection of mostly secular favorite poems.
BookUse, on Archive.org, is information on book care and handling for the private library. BookRites is a guide to read and collect your own books. BooksReaders is a books and readers internet directory.
Christlike Quotes (30) is original Christian quotations; Common Quotes (30) is original secular quotes. Christian Musings (30) is more quotes. Streams of consciousness is at Poetist (30). The Wisdom of Jones Very (21) is wise excerpts of some of his poems. The Ultimate Question Site is deliberations on life. A catalog list (129) of books is at dispersed monasticism.