Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New poem

"Violet"

My sister Vi is so sweet and kind
I can always talk to her
If there's something on my mind

When I am sick and unwell
She nurses me
Until I feel swell

We can chat about poetry
Films and 80s songs
Our banter is always lively

She is a poet and an artist too
So talented
Her focus is true

Vi is my best friend
And my roommate as well
Eclectic we tend

We always communicate
Whether by text, phone, email or in person
Our discourse will never stagnate

Vi and I share faith in our Savior
Jesus Christ the Lord
We shall be with Him in eternal favor

(c) 2016, Zachary Uram

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

new poem

"afternoon musings"

Water gushes across the window pane
Oh what a torrential rain

The cool Spring air
So refreshing and fair

The fierce wind gusts and blows
Following a path only God knows

I thought of the rain which fell
After Christ's death knell

His precious blood washed away down the hill
All in accordance with the Father's will

(c) 2016 Zachary Uram

Monday, January 18, 2016

New poem

"Election"

Oh sweet joy I've come to know
Because of His unmerited grace
Eternity with the Lord I will face

Christ paid the ransom for my soul
I'm free from death and sin
Oh what a great propitiation

We are all blackened by sin
But we need not remain in darkness
God has given us the Lamb glorious

You can't earn salvation
No it must be a result of grace
We're no longer lost in disgrace

This wondrous Election is so sublime
From the world's foundation we were chosen
The regenerated souls and the damned frozen

If you are lost
And hurt and bruised and lame
Then repent and call upon His Name

Now praise the Redeemer
Let the trumpets sound and angelic host sings
Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings

(c) 2016 Zachary Uram

Friday, October 9, 2015

new poem

"an autumn day"

a cold breeze passes
leaving goosebumps

i exhale
and my breath is visible

walking in the park
leaves satisfyingly crunch under foot

i take a sip
of my pumpkin spice latte

it is refreshing
i behold the trees

the many hued leaves
create a rich tapestry of color

i arrive home in time for lunch
french onion soup

i smell the sweet carmelized onions
it is topped with melted cheese

a pleasing meal
nourishing and earthy

i sit by the window
reading a book

soon it is evening
i wear a comfy sweater

i drift asleep
dreaming of a Thanksgiving feast

by Zachary Uram, (c) 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Poem Untitled

photographs are interesting
yet also strange

capturing a real life,
in motion

a moment immortalized,
frozen in time

what stories would we hear
if they could speak

information lost
so much is unsaid

we do not perceive all
hidden forever

but we do see dimly
just a glimpse

(c) Zachary Uram 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jarvis and Bach


 Australian author Martin Jarvis starts with an astounding assertion, that Bach's second wife Anna Magdalena Bach wrote not only the Solo Cello Suites, but other major works attributed to Bach as well.  He expects us to go along with him with basically no real evidence. The much ballyhooed handwriting analysis is a joke, and it has been debunked by real Bach experts. And make no mistake about it Jarvis is decidedly not a Bach expert. For a thoroughly devastating critique of Jarvis and his absurd thesis please read this article written by eminent Bach scholar Ruth Tatlow.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

depression redux

lost in a dark abyss
mired in an unceasing melancholy
my soul aches
a cold darkness engulfs me
it chills me to the bone
waves of dread wash over me
i cry out in despair
my mind is numb
yet at my worst He is still present
Christ's love reaches me
even in my lowly wretched state
how amazing and wonderful
thank you Lord!
i will keep running the race

(c) By Zachary Uram, 2015

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