Stars O'er Leighlinbridge

Brilliant be the morning gleam

In waking waltz of childhood dream

In truth I speak of mid day sun

Stretching the sky in sleepy yawn

Loosened earth from harvest field

Steams the valley with fruitful yield 

All the heaps of thistle and stalk

Rest in shadows along the walk. 

Now at dusk falls the light

Conceiving faeries into flight

Dripping sky settles the grass

While tired winds gently pass

Tizzy tizzy bounce my thoughts

Until the sky breaks the lock, 

That holds my fears and tames my dreams,

With star light spears, celestial streams. 

Tired they fall, fiercely they blaze

Gathering the me who anxiously fades. 

All at once with valiant roar

I beam with delight and freely soar. 

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.