I was working on the completion of my commentary on Hosea* when I read Rev. 6:12-17, which I quote therein—and it grabbed me. When I am in “poet mode” my mind is like a computer program doing a nonstop search, and like aftershocks of an earthquake, the slightest thing can set off another (yesterday morning I wrote “Lord of Justice Please Arise”; and the day before it I wrote “Chimera”, which began the avalanche). Fortunately, it was a mere 5-minute detour de force. Though I will complete the first part of the chapter at another time, here is the preview of coming attractions that I just saw.
[* Sacred Truth Expository Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Hosea, 466pp., pb., 24.00 + P&H. Being printed now, should be ready late January 2021.]
Well, Revelation 6-Sense would just not let me rest, so I resumed work on it, to write vv1-11; as I was making progress I had a deja vu moment, and checked the table of contents in my Sober and Sacred Selections, that I wrote a year ago... and I realized that I already did this chapter! No wonder it seemed like a familiar dream. However, I decided not to look at the completed work at all, and “take it from the top” and complete this one—and then it would be quite interesting to compare the two.
Well, I just finished it... and then went and checked the previous edition—and they are completely different.
To those who order a copy of Sober and Sacred Selections, (who do not already have it) I will print out the new version, fold, and insert in the book so you have them both (and those who already have Sober..., I will email the PDF of the new Rev.6 and you can print it out and tuck in the book also; since I have no idea if or when I will have enough poems for a volume 3.
see these other poems of mine posted here on my homepages
Antichristendumb [If you have dial-up it will take several minutes for the PDF to load and appear; you can read the supplementary text below the PDF while you wait]
Stand up... do something... don't be apathetic, inactive, complacent, cowardly. Stand up to evil and others will stand up. Support those who are standing up. Don't just graze for free. "To him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not to him it is sin." (James 4:17)
God save Christendom! Save Your people. Convict them so they repent (and realize what sin is) so you will hear our prayers and deliver us!