Quaint Old Vale of Tears

(Reynold D. Philipsek) My Roman Catholic upbringing and 12 years of parochial education still shows some resonance. This verse recalls the congregational recitation of a Rosary or Novena where the priest would intone a short prayer and the congregation would reply with a repeated response in a low monotone. —————————————— Gone the halcyon days I …

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The First Hundred Years

(Reynold D. Philipsek)I have been writing a “poem” a day lately for a small private collection I am calling, “Verse in the Time of Covid.” Here’s one of the latest. I’m not as smart as I used to thinkBut greying hair did not dim the lightI no longer feel I’m on the brinkof genius when …

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