On the banks of a quiet creek (poetry as prompt)

On the first of this month, I dashed off a frustrated "help" to a group of friends who I knew would be inclined to offer a lifeline. You see, I've been in a bit of a writing slump and needed some nudges from like-minded souls to get me going. I proposed a collaborative writing "round-robin," …

Cappadocia: A Landmark Release for 2019

A Review By Kevin Belmonte In recent years, keyboardist Jeff Johnson and guitarist Phil Keaggy have released two seamlessly crafted, and highly acclaimed instrumental albums: Frio Suite and WaterSky. Now, the duo has released an epic, resplendent album that sounds very much as though it may be the capstone of a landmark trilogy: Cappadocia. Here, …

Words that Mean Yes

Dear Readers, As my gift of thanks to you for engaging with All Nine through this past year, I share this excerpt from what I hope will one day be a full-length book of poems and prayers:   In 2019, may your prayers be filled with Yes. Warmly, Kelly

Eternity (a poem)

Eternity (Matthew 22:23-32) Will we know each other in heaven? Certainly, but not as now, not by the half seeing way we see now, not by the way you call for me without ever saying my given name. (It’s strange when you do say it, like we’re meeting for the first time: “Is it you?”) …

My Sweet Constancy

In the spirit of ending well, I share a poem from almost thirty years ago that I wrote in awe of Urania, the muse of astronomy. It seems fitting to close out the year as well as start the next with a thought to the muse most often associated with Universal Love and the Holy Spirit. …