The fire burns, birch and maple
And long extends my moments,
For time like wood exhausts
My years, my body—abhorrent.
This room grows cold and then,
Our shadows roll congruent,
For dark will hold though time
Thy fondness reigns triumphant.
This poem first appeared on John Blase's blog. was kind enough to feature one of my new poems on his website. HERE.
Tim's authored four books, including the children's book Shine So Bright and the critically acclaimed Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. He studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis for his PhD under Alister McGrath. When he's not scratching poetry, or chasing the scholar's craft, you can find him carving up the trails of the nearest national forest on his Salsa El Mariachi 29er.
He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three pixie-daughters, and two acres of Great Horned Owls.