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God’s House At Night

May 14, 2016
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Every once in a while you come across a piece of yourself in the archives.

Today I was at my mom’s, opened a box, and found a newsletter from 1980 in it.  The newsletter was published by my grade school, St. Christopher in Midlothian, IL, to publish news and stories written by the students.  In it I found the reason it was saved all these years — it included a poem I wrote in 8th grade.

Here it is for modern day reading, and archiving for future generations to discover. It’s not epic, but is one of the first poems I ever wrote and still have. It reveals the budding spark of love this poet has for poetry, many poems of which I’ve written and published on this blog.


God’s House At Night


Your entry begins with a shrill creek of the door,

No one is there but yourself and your Lord.

It’s pitch black in the Church – darker than night,

The flicker of candles gives the altar a highlight.

You feel your way to the pew and then you kneel down,

Then pray with no on in sight, and you hear not a sound.

The calmness and serenity while you talk to the Father,

All creation is quiet and gives not a bother.


– Ed Novick, St. Chris Crier school newsletter – 1980

To find some of Ed’s other poems on this blog:

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