My Ancient Heart of a Child, by Federico García Lorca

This is one of my favorite poems. Isn't it beautiful?
My heart of silk
is filled with lights,
with lost bells,
with lilies and bees.
and I will go very far,
farther than those hills,
farther than the seas,
close to the stars,
to beg the Lord Jesus
to give back the soul I had,
my ancient heart of a child,
ripened with legends,
with a feathered cap
and a wooden sword.

-Federico García Lorca

Ode To My Kia Sedona

Maybe someday I’ll put this to music, but for now, here’s my latest poetic composition…

Ode to My Kia Sedona
by Chas Hathaway

Sitting,
Reflecting,
I can’t help but thinking
The one I have now’s not sufficient
Pragmatic,
My old pick,
But not too aesthetic
I’d long since gave up as deficient

The first time I saw you
I knew you’d be mine
You wanted me too
After six months garaging full-time

Reflecting bright
the mid-day light
The hue of the sun’s full corona
A brilliant white
I venture to write
This ode to my Kia Sedona

Your battery,
No flattery,
Made sounds that were clattery
The price to get fixed made me cower
At great cost,
Your defrost,
When came calling Jack Frost
A short wired fuse drained your power

So to the mechanic
I drove you that day
The price made me panic
As I walked irately away

Reflecting bright
the mid-day light
The hue of the sun’s full corona
A brilliant white
I venture to write
This ode to my Kia Sedona

Revamping,
Now camping,
After wilderness stamping
We notice you had a flat tire
Replace it,
Now race it,
A new flat displaced it
Halfway home – I think cars conspire

Back to the shop
Once again you won’t start
Alternator’s a flop
‘Till we save up the cost for the part

In case you’re ideal’s
on a new set of wheels
Before your trip through Arizona
Consider my plight
Get the car that’s right
Just don’t get a Kia Sedona

In Eden’s Garden: an Original Hymn

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In Eden’s Garden

I’ve never considered myself much of a poet, but once in a while I get the urge to try it out.  Did you know you can submit original hymns to the Church?  I wrote music for it, too, but I don’t know what I ever did with that music.  Maybe I’ll write a new tune for it someday.

Anyway, here’s one of my original hymns:

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In Eden’s Garden

In Eden’s luscious garden green,
where fruit and flow’rs grew wild and free,
God’s holy presence could be seen
beginning mankind’s destiny.

Though all was good, and life was fair,
and all things lived just as they would,
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Making Moments – The Night Before Christmas

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Jenni and I sent the kids to bed early tonight so we could have a date.  Gratefully they don’t know how to tell time yet!  By the time we finally got them down, both of us were nearly exhausted enough to forget our whole plan and go to bed – but gratefully we went ahead.  

It’s hard to come up with good date ideas when you’ve got to do the date at home – but we thought of one.  We made a silly podcast together.  But not the traditional podcast.  We made it a Christmas special.

What do you all think?