JONATHAN
 LOVEJOY

   The Bethesda Poems:
   Love Beyond the Homeless 

     

Written entirely during forty days in a homeless shelter, in March and April 2013 when the author was 45 years old, these four-line, simple rhyming verses represent the birth of a completely new poetic style for the author, with terse, old fashioned simplicity of form and execution, evoking the neo-rhyming spirit of Longfellow, while looking forward in content toward the end of this age of human history.

Ranging in topic from homelessness to the Second Coming of Christ, these unique, peculiar poems are an expression of the author's profound grief and confusion, while living amongst the most disillusioned and forgotten people in this land of latter day prosperity, where sometimes, hopelessness is their daily bread, and the wine of despair is the only nourishment for a weary soul.


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