At a joyful reception in the metropolis a hall of light and splendor two persons spoke separated by a generation and a historical divide. Still the conversation flowed friendly and lively between them both. Coincidence? A common name called out across the decades. Her name the same as that of his sister who died in the Holocaust. Freely flowed the tears like a cloudburst. His tears shed long ago
Arthur Turfa has lived in the Midlands since 2004. His poetry reflects his current home, but also his native Pennsylvania and other places (especially Germany) where he has lived or traveled. His careers as a Lutheran pastor, teacher on secondary and post-secondary levels, and as an Army chaplain have given him a wealth of material. Saluda Reflections, Finishing Line Press 2017, is the most recent of his four poetry books. Currently he is working on a novel, set in the Southeastern US, and more poems.