I enjoyed every single poem you wrote. I was able to visualize what you wrote with ease and I found what I saw to be interesting. Though, I feel like you could have ordered the poems in a slightly different way. The main thing really, in my opinion, is to switch the location of prayer with non sibi sed suis and then switch prayer again with loyalty so it would go 2. non sibi, sed suis, 3. loyalty and 4. prayer. For some reason, I really like the fact that you ended your publication with time. To me, I felt you left the reader expecting to read more of what you wrote. Great Job, Joseph and I hope to read more from you.
The poems tell a lot about the author, especially the experiences and influences that drive him, from history to hardships to religion. It's profound with a dash of class and infused with underlying themes. Thanks for sharing something so personal, but with style.