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.
The Political Reform Daily is national and international news on Twitter, Political Reform News covers the headlines. Political Reform Notes (32 items) is articles on government concerns. Political Reform Quotes (4). Understated Priorities (33) is civic quotes with my commentary. 10 rules for grassroots activism is at The Grassroots USA. Activism News and All Things Reform are previous, yet still informative, civic engagement blogs. WorldCat list Political Activism in the USA (22).
Created Environment (10) is Christian poems on the environment; Wanderlust (23) is more Christian poetry on the environment; To God for Nature (15) is more Christian poetry on the environment; More Christian Poems on the Environment (10) of old classics; Christian Haiku (30) is poems in traditional haiku format; Come Home (17) is more Christian poems; more Christian poetry is at God's Gifts (27); Great poetry from the past is Blessings Christian Poems (26); Christian Poems of David Weller (141) includes selections from my other blogs; contemporary spiritual poems and more are at All Christian Poetry (22).
Deep Thought Haiku (30) is secular poems in traditional haiku format; Politics-Poetry (25) is poems about politics; haiku poems about Texas is at Spectacular Texas (10); Gov20 Poems (19) is poetry about using computers; night rite (1) is a single poem about a night on the town; poems in variety of form are at Juxtapositions Poems (20); Struggle Sayings (1) is humorous poetry; and poetspirit: haiku and senryu poems (53) is more secular poems; and Golden Moments (13) is a selection of mostly secular favorite poems. A catalog list (21) of political poetry books is at Politics-Poetry.
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My Sayings, Other
Christlike Quotes (30) is original Christian quotations; Common Quotes (30) is original secular quotes. Christian Musings (30) is more of my quotes. My streams of consciousness is at Poetist (30). The Wisdom of Jones Very (21) is wise excerpts of some of his poems. My Proverbs for Living (16). The Ultimate Question Site is my deliberations on life. Catalog lists of books is at dispersed monasticism (133). and OSL Publications (Order of St. Luke) (31).