Enjoy this selection from the archives of Ancient Paths literary magazine. This poem was first published in Issue 10 (Spring 2003). Moses on Sinai and Nebo
by Alan P. Church VI Exodus 32:7 Striding down Mt. Sinai how could I know That all your commandments would come to this?
Even as the Israelites gathered ‘round
The golden calf, it was I who broke the law:
It was not in righteous anger that I
Threw down the diptych,
The following poem was first published in Issue 7 (Fall 2001) of Ancient Paths literary magazine. The Liberator
by Kenneth O' Keefe Struggling he thrust into the dust his sturdy staff,
Dragging himself up the stark and stony mountain,
Tearing his skinned hands and knees to bloody chaff.
His exhausted face poured sweat like a fountain,
While his heaving breath fanned flames in his chest.
Though pain radiated through his whole body,
His thoughts were not on himself, but