Scott Gould

Scott Gould

"My heart follows hard after thee"

Poem: To Know You

I want to know you, It’s not enough to just follow you Lord. I want to know you, To walk with...

Who Is Your Phyllis Wills?

Recently, a woman by the name of Phyllis Wills passed away. Type her name into Google, and...

Article: Restaurants as a Model for Digital Experiences

"People don't remember what was said, they remember how they felt" This mantra has been one of...

5 Steps to Making Quality Decisions

I have long lived by making what I call 'quality decisions based on personal convictions'. In...

Poem: For Dot

How do you sum up a life? Mark it and give it a measure? Do you take only the highs, And judge...

Sonnet: To Ian and Jennifer Woode on their Wedding Day

In the beginning was this mystery, Of two made from one, then one made from two: Now two rings...

Poem: She Goes With Me

She will be gone for a while, But she will not take away her smile; I’ve locked it deep within...

Poem: In Whatever I See

In whatever I see, whatever I hear, In all I love and hold dear; With my pulse, in every...

Poem: Her Beauty

Looking into your eyes, I find this to be true: No one can talk of beauty Unless they talk of...

Sonnet: God

The stars, the diamonds of that black canvas, That are heaven’s ornament round the earth; The...

Poem: Finding Heart

Note: I quoted this to my now wife Faye on the night I told her I loved her and we started our...

Poem: Poetry IV - Poetry’s Problem (In my case. Not a definitive list)

One. It’s really hard to write something That I myself am satisfied with. Two. It’s really hard...

Poem: To Make Much of Life

‘What is life’ people often say Not that they want an answer today; ‘What’s its meaning’ they...

Poem: An Island

No man’s an island, said John Donne, But all men wish that they were one; An island – and I’m...

Poem: Poetry III - Posy

I hate my work, I hate my work; O work, why can’t you work? Why, posy, do you stream so...

Poem: Poetry II

Come, show me that Muse Or tell me where Helicon lies; For there is neither to be found. What...

Poem: The Heart Asks Pleasure First

Note: Set to the tune of Michael Nyman's The Heart Asks Pleasure First. The heart asks...

Poem: Poetry I

Again I redraft each old rhyme, And form it again, all anew, Till the weak becomes a strong...

Sonnet: What Sweet Things

What sweet things you do that leave me silent, That still every Muse, and barren my pen; For...

Poem: Man

A tightrope trod by hanging hands Is the tight path of human plans, And on this rope between...

Sonnet: The Rose of Sharon

My Love, are you not the Rose of Sharon? You are the full-bloomed Lily of the Vale, So are you,...

Poem: The Dawning

This morning, when I first saw you, As every morning, you were like no other morning. The same...

Poem: The Last Words

I - Forgiveness Luke 23:34 Twixt between two trees Hangs the fleshly, incarnate Word, Before...

Poem: Emmaus

Why those tears? Are they from that supper Where He broke bread and wine? He said that we were...

Poem: The Tongue

A beast lives in us all. Each one With virtues like a venomous snake bite: Teeth sharp and...