T.Byron K. 2013


Project End of Days began in 1999 as a poetry project that spanned several decades at that time. The collection of poetry by T. Byron Kelly was mostly in hand written form still at that time with the exception of the published manuscript for Poems of The Infinite Dream. Project End of Days was turned into a book in 2005 in an attempt to capture the slow progress of translating the 13 volumes of hand written poems into manuscript form. By 2020 the blog at LiveJournal had over 1000 poems from the collections of Notebook Poems, Faith of Heart, Poems of the Infinite Dream, Wish List, Midnight Poems, The River of Swans, Advent Alpha, Advent Omega, The Beginning of The End, Light & Shadow, Va. West Va. Poems and Vandalia. This revision of Project End of Days is a comprehensive view of over 30 years of poetry and an attempt to archive this substantial volume of work in a single frame.

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Visitors here will be able to view a cross section of poetry
spanning over 30 years.
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T.Byron K. 2013

The Beginning of The End

Silvery streaming
rainlight shines
so like Heaven's
last remnant of tears
or bright as Longfellow's
snowdrops when the year
was [still] &  pale with cold/
Lost days,
& an old Love gone
like a forgotten poem
now & to forever
left unspoken.

T.Byron K. 2013

Keep Going

If you are trying to make art or write poetry (or even a novel) keep writing or painting or drawing, you're doing something of value in this broken world. Keep going, the miracle of your unique "heartsongs" of words and visions may be used as a direct channel of Heaven.
T.Byron K. 2013

"Time is a straight plantation"

To Bishop Sigrist-
I think Proust's book is more non-linear in many respects, and defies the awkward tradition of the novel, which has the art form kind of stuck in a kind of quick sand for generations now. Part of the appeal of the novel is the incessant need for literalism and Proust's work is more poetic or suggestive I believe. I remember Jim Morrison said "Time is a straight plantation" and this line always st
ruck me somehow as well. Remembrance is a book of memories and this is something we all have in common really in our own minds and hearts, we are carrying it with us all the time actually. I started to write a poetry version of this idea a few years back titled Vandalia, it is a poetic memoir and is about half finished now. I don't think it was something I could have begun at age 25 or 40, it took some years behind it to undertake.
T.Byron K. 2013

The Beginning of The End

those unspoken
the broken
blooms are
snow pale
as death.

What angelic
shout of
children still
lifts beyond
the back yard?/
She sweeps
blossoms like
Winter ice from
her front porch
& a cold
rain readies
her new
bed of flowers.

There may
still be (last)
in a lonely
room at
the end
of the world.