Sacred and secular?

People sometimes ask me about the difference between my faith poems and my secular poems. For a long time I couldn’t see any difference. I’m not sure I notice what kind I’m writing. They’re all written with conviction and awe. There are hard thoughts in both kinds, and hard words in both kinds, and swear words in some. If there is any difference, maybe it’s that I wouldn’t read the swear words out in church!

So, read on knowing that I have chosen carefully the words which reflected my subject, and which I couldn’t do without; never just to shock, because that’s cheap.