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Archaeologist and Poet

The Potter By Nathan Alterman So said the potter: I, God’s servant, have amassed, as is my custom, this damp clay of mire. And made a pretty pot which overnight has passed inside the reddish and the burning fire. In order that it carries oil, the clearest gold, or wine, which all the darkness will enjoy. And decorate these like a city-wall, a stronghold, and create for them a face of joy. It is a pot. And not the main theme but a second to all this action and the theory employed. But being broken and upon the mound abandoned, it is a sign: the kingdom was destroyed. Translated by Ronny Reich. From here.

A Thanksgiving Wish

By Hope Ellen Rapson

What God's Love Can Do

In Process



The Mighty Author from above

Revises me so I can love.

Not only Him, but also you

So together we might be true

To the plot, purpose, and design

He formed for us before all time.


--Hope Ellen Rapson


Read other writings by Hope Rapson here,here and here.

Random Word Poetry Contest

You are invited to submit a poem for the November contest.  You must use all the words in the list below.  Some may be used in the title.  The poem must be at least 12 lines and the form is optional. Rhyme is not required. 

Deadline:  Dec. 5, 2011

Here are the words you must use:

ribbons
love-soaked
red
trench
fragments
swoop
web
pillar
box
prickly
salute
flashing
gladness
a pair
clay
hollowing
dust
kind soul
silk
iron


Email your poems to me at aproeditor@gmail.com.  Good luck!

To read the poems of former winners go here, here and here.