River of Words

River of Words

River of Words is the most recent dramatic monologue written and performed by me, for St. David’s Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon for the Easter Vigil Service in April 2020. The piece is based on the Hebrew Bible story of Mose’s Exodus. AUDIO ONLY...
Poem: A Litany in Time of Plague

Poem: A Litany in Time of Plague

A Litany in Time of Plague (1600) Adieu, farewell, earth’s bliss; This world uncertain is; Fond are life’s lustful joys; Death proves them all but toys; None from his darts can fly; I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Rich men, trust not in wealth, Gold...
Poem: Full Moon, March 2020

Poem: Full Moon, March 2020

Full Moon March 2020 Ted Kooser (former US poet laureate) The moon was in self-isolation, too, and wearing a white mask as it passed us in an aisle of the night, keeping a distance not acknowledging us. It was pushing a cart heaped up with stars, far more stars than...