WHO ARE OUR POETS?
We are an ever-growing group of like-minded poets and songwriters, of all ages and backgrounds from all parts of the planet, who started gathering together in 2020. We are drawn together by our Triune God (The Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit, collectively Three persons in One), to share writing that can and does shine a light, inspire and touch the hearts of others.
We are being guided by the FOUNDER, (Our Triune God), to bring samples of our work to you, and to a global audience in support of the individual walk of all those we reach. In addition we desire that Red Thread Poets reaches you in ways that minister to you and stimulate your influence on others in the ways and business of our Almighty God.
We mobilize poets and songwriters to provide inspiration to our global audience as they individually strive to transform their lives and the lives of others; spiritually, physically, intellectually and emotionally for the glory of our Triune God.
Our desire is it that Our Purpose incorporates what is frequently called mission, vision or cause. We use ‘purpose’ here deliberately, influenced by this verse:
The Lord Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.” Isaiah 14:24. NIV
In a nutshell if you think of Our Purpose as a Cause, we would say it is overtly to inspire you and those searching for greater meaning in their lives, in whatever causes you each may have in your life.
SO, please inspire us – tell us about the cause in your life.
Email us please see the CONTACT page – select the email menu “My Cause”
OUR CORE VALUES
- Obedience to our Triune God
- Identifying ourselves as Christians
- Being inspiring and empowering
- Joyfully serving and loving others
STATEMENT OF FAITH
If you haven’t picked up on this already, we believe and follow our Triune God, God the Father, God the Son Jesus Christ, God the Holy Spirit, a God-head three in one. We believe in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ who died for the sins of the whole of mankind. We believe in the inerrancy of the Holy Bible, allowing for mankind’s translation imperfections, and we believe that our Triune God further reveals to us His nature as we as individuals and nations have the capacity to handle such revelations. Our God is a Mighty and Awesome God.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Whether you are a reader, listener, viewer, writer, or speaker, or just curious or often published, you are welcome here. We trust you will be blessed as you roam around this website, and that you feel welcome and that you will engage with our hospitality.
Our goal is to support you in your exploration here, whether OR NOT you are a believer and follower of our Creator Triune God: God the Father, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit.
that you will be encouraged when you need encouragement,
that you are challenged when you need challenging,
that you will feel motivated when you need motivating.
What we do hope is that you will be empowered, which is a deep desire expressed explicitly by Daryl Jon Crawford-Marshall.
David Tensen has said that while many poems are deeply personal and others empathetic, there will be lines that catch you by surprise.
YES, and AMEN to both!
We provide five (5) pages per poet – enabling each to share samples of their work, in this way there is no limit to the poets who can join us.
If you are a poet or songwriter, young or old in the craft, or just young or old – please consider joining us. See the Invitation at the foot of each webpage, consider it a ‘Door’
Join us with a poem or song
Writers welcome, come along!
Could this be where you belong?
Consider us … join our throng
Poets on Red Thread Poets, came to us through many avenues across the world, you will see their biographies and learn some of their stories through their work. They also have links to their own media and publications.
In some places, where we only refer to poets, please remember that ‘poets’ includes songwriters, who are poets in our view, ‘no discussion’!
RANGE OF WRITING
We all are unique human beings, designed by Our Triune God, in their image, after their likeness (see Genesis 1:26 ‘Then God said, “let us make mankind in our image, after our likeness” …’),
… each one of us is different – like every snowflake is different.
We each have different talents and capabilities, destinies, parents and ancestors (known or not known), siblings (or not), environments, experiences, pressures, pains, doubts, abuse, loss, struggles, success and failures (you may keep the list going!). Expect to see that range of writing in the work of the poets and songwriters here, as they express themselves.
Poems can be long, short, freeform, rhyming, on their own, or in a group under a theme.
This is an individualistic creative endeavour.
So, it’s not surprising that things within an individual’s ‘wheelhouse’ may not seem quite right to some; yet may resonate hugely to others.
We cherish this diversity, we welcome it. We also welcome different understandings of God’s Word, we are not here to preach or preference, save to present under the wings and feathers of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We also welcome those writers who are learning new things that our Triune God is revealing in these turbulent times.
Examples will be seen where we are being empowered to help those who have been exposed to the extremes of evil, and as we learn more about our design and the undiscovered inheritances that our Triune God is revealing in this season and all that He has for us.
If you choose to submit a selection of your work, the only ‘hurdle’ will be a small handful of our poets!
You should not be surprised to learn that our poets gathering here subscribe to Our Purpose and that they are in agreement with being described as ‘our’ or Red Thread Poets. Note that we have no rights to their work as indicated for each Poet.
- Journey with us as we venture out into the global media.
- Laugh with us when we stub our toes
- Know that we are WITH you to support you, to help you grow
- Let us fellowship with you … we are praying for you.
SO, give us your ideas, your input, help us learn how we can help you
Send us an email – to connect go to the CONTACT Page and email us – select the email menu “Comments”
I am the Founder’s Assistant, following The Lord’s direction and building this project of His. My name is Peter William Stevens.
As humans, living on this earth, we learn that we are spiritual beings in a physical form, which is usually quite a shock. When we come to know Our God, who calls himself I AM, we eventually learn, and it can also take a lifetime, that we have a human spirit.2 And as such our spirit is concurrently present in Heaven, enabling us to understand that we are ‘in Christ’. Thus, our human spirits are trans-dimensional. For more on ‘trans-dimensional’ refer to Daniel Duval’s book “Higher Dimensions, Parallel Dimensions and Spirit Realm” at
How then is it that a retired accountant, who never wrote ‘a God poem’ in his life until 3 years ago (in 2017), has been led and mandated to assist in the building of Red Thread Poets, its incubation and manifestation in the world? So this is my why:
It was 6 years ago (in 2014) that I deeply felt the significance of the blood path covenant role in The Covenant Abram observed in his dream in Genesis 15. It hit me like a rock, it was the one initial and singular event causing me to be here today. Covenant.
I wish to thank Red Thread Poets, and all of you who follow them, may you all be blessed and honoured as you join us in this work to honour and glorify our so deserving glorious Triune God, to whom we all will be eternally grateful.
My parents were and siblings are very positive influences and instrumental in my life. My dearest wife, Veronica, has a miserable time with my workaholism and self-focus, and our daughters rightly side with her. To these four amazing women in my life and their families, I say thank you, I love you, you have taught me so much with great grace, while I was blind and lacking humility much of the time. In my work and life, throughout, I have been blessed with men and women I have great respect for and enjoy working with. In particular since I retired, I wish to thank Andrew Miller, Arthur Burk, William Power-Fardy, Kat Shea, Janet Howden, Chester McNaughton, Rob Ruckert, Daniel Duval, Christian Karega Duval, Daryl Crawford Marshall and Rachel Weatherly and Preston Bailey
1Philos, pronounced fee’-los. Strong’s G5384 references ‘friend’ in John 15:14 KJV: Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
21 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Lastly, and no particular connection to Red Thread Poets, our dear departed Great Dane, whose name, and life is one of so many representations of our absolutely joyous and marvellous Triune God.
The sunrise photograph on the POETS & POEMS page was memorable as The Lord lit up the sky, in celebration of her life, three mornings in a row over the eastern end of Lake Ontario at Fifty Point Conservation Park.