This is the author's second book of poetry and contains a sampling of his favorite poems from among the hundreds written since his first book of poetry, Of Pain and Ecstasy: Collected Poems, was published. The book contains a handful of his favorite classic poems from Of Pain and Ecstasy revised and re-edited as well as more than 100 new poems written over the past several years. Poems include free verse, blank verse, sonnets, rhyme, haikus and linked haikus on a wide range of subjects. It is available both in electronic and paperback versions. The ebook version will also include some direct links to poetry readings by the author.
Victor D. López is the Cypres Family Distinguished Professor in Legal Studies in Business at Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business, a Lawyer, and the author of 15 books on subjects that include law-related textbooks, legal reference, short fiction and poetry, and numerous scholarly articles on law-related subjects. For more information, you can visit his official web page at http://www.victordlopez.com. Samples of some of his published works and author readings of select poetry and fiction are also available at https://www.booksie.com/users/victordlopez-82664. You can hear his podcasts with both short and extended sample readings from of his new novel, poetry and short fiction at https://anchor.fm/victor-d-lopez.
I wrote this poem last year on Easter Sunday. I can add nothing to it as the situation is unchanged. As always on Easter Sunday, I am grateful beyond my ability to express it for Jesus's sacrifice, sad in the knowledge that I am most unworthy of it, and humbled in knowing that He loves me all the same and through Him I may yet achieve salvation. Can't go to my Church today to celebrate. Will watch Easter Mass on TV and hope that things will be better for us all next year. Whatever your faith (or lack thereof) I bid you peace this day and every day, and health for you and yours.
Echoes of Dawn at Dusk: Collected Poems (Volume 2)
Easter Sunday (2020)
No joy shared today on hallowed ground, Just quiet reflection and humble gratitude, For the greatest of gifts most dearly bought.
I am unworthy, Lord, of Your sacrifice, I am unworthy, Lord of Your love, But through You I am made whole.
My faith in You sustains me in the most difficult of times, You are the light that shines in the darkest corners of my soul, You have died. You have risen. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!