Today's Featured Poet is
Lucia Kiersch Haase
Birth month and day
Recently worked with Peru Mall Management and Security...currently in a 2 year program for a certificate in Christian Counseling.
writing, spending time with my granddaughter
Awards or achievements
The Edgar Lee Masters Award for poetry in 2009, 1st place
Writer's Journal contest winner for the poem 'Amelia'
in 2009, and 2nd place Writer's Journal poetry contest in 2010 for the poem
one granddaughter, Rayghan
Four books...'Divine Light,
Living Water', 'A Gathering of
Stones', 'Between Two Lakes',
and the newest 'Sonnets Through the Window' just published in June 2012.
Professional or Philanthropic associations (including religious affiliation)
Poetry writing experience
I've been writing for about 15 years as the direct result of a spiritual experience. I
became interested in formal poetry after joining a website about 10 years ago.
On that site, there was a
teacher of poetry who did
challenges of every form or
just about every form there is. That is where I learned
formal verse, and have, I
believe, written in every
form there is.
State or country in which the poet resides
Testimony of saving faith for Christians only
The first spiritual experience I had is what drew me to Christ. I believed in God, but did not have a personal relationship with Christ. About 5 years ago, I was interviewed for a magazine article about the poetry. It was then I realized that more important than the poetry, was to express my need and want to draw others to Christ. That was first and foremost, and the poetry was second. It was then I realized how, step by step, I had become a vessel for the Lord, after accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior. To Him, all the credit is due, and He has blessed me immensely.
About the Poet
I started writing poetry after one of several spiritual experiences that have occured in my life. The experiences also led me to the Bible, Christianity,
and Christian counseling. I have four
books published...'Divine Light, Living
Water', 'A Gathering of Stones,'
'Between Two Lakes', and recently as
of May 2012, 'Sonnets Through the
Window.' I've won a few awards...The
Edgar Award for poetry, and 1st place
in Writer's Journal for the poem,
'Amelia.' Most of what I write is in
I used to think the writing was a gift,
and it is that...but more importantly,
I've realized I am a vessel for the
I live in Spring Valley, Illinois with
my husband Jim. We have two grown
children, and a beautiful granddaughter,
God bless you all!
Chime Of The Day
May 24, 2013