About this Christian Poet:
I am a graphic artist, a painter, and a poet. I have been published in The Penwood Review; Living By Faith, an anthology; and the Utmost Christian Writers' Gallery, where I am honored to share space with some of the best poets you can find anywhere. I live in a small house on a short street in the flat central valley of California, with my son, my computer, and a few tubes of paint.
Sonnet 1 (Again You Search Me)
Again you search me with your gentle talk
To find my passioned heart that must be hid.
Be not surprised when, answering, I balk
And cover love with anecdotes instead.
For those things hid were once like angels' wings
That soared without a thought of what could bend
Love's brightness into subtler, darker things
And bring a young heart's soaring to an end.
This grace-filled love: a sky our God has made,
Surprises me with stirring of old wings.
Unfolded with them, fears I can't evade;
I soon imagine shadows lengthening.
If you do love me, know you also own
The darker skies these tattered wings have flown.
Copyright©2004 by Jennifer Zolper