Welcome to A Stranger to Heaven and Earth.

About The Blog

This is the personal blog of Thomas Wigington. I write poetry. One of my favorite poets calls my poems “pragmatic.” I like that.

I appreciate your comments. Interacting with readers is one of the more enjoyable aspects of  blogging.

Thanks for reading, come back often.

All content ©Thomas Wigington, 2011-2015.

About Me

I was born in Fort Worth, Texas and, with the exception of sojourns to Arizona and Virginia, have lived here all of my life. I share ‘cowtown’ with my mother, sister, niece, nephew and about 740,000 neighbors.

22 responses

  1. Hey Thomas, just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your write-ups and poems. Its very subtle . I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Your vision and thoughts are indeed a revelation.

    • Thank you Michele. I’ll try to fulfill the requirements soon. I’ve been writing a lot (but not posting much for about a month) and I’m trying to keep the momentum going, hoping it will become a permanent habit. Talk to you later.

    • Hi Anne,
      Thank you. I’ve been busy with more serious writing lately. I’m still going to post every week, though. Talk to you later.

  2. Dear Thomas,

    Thanks so much for subscribing to my channel. I want so much for my writings to be recognized before my life on Earth comes to an end. I do not want my writings to die with me. I studied videography at an Apple store with Apple instructors. I am new to Youtube, and have found that one can promote oneself within YouTube; but it is a slow process ….. until one is able to contact enough people that knowledge of one’s work can have the opportunity to snowball via word of mouth. I have found YouTube lets one send messages to 25 people at a time, then one must wait a few hours before sending out messages again, with a poem link. ….. If you ever find out about any publishers, nationally or internationally, who might be interested in publishing my poetry in book format, please let me know, or let them know about my work. However, I have thought about it, and really do not want to settle for a tiny publisher without any track record. That would be a foolish move on my part.

    All the best to you, and again, I am deeply grateful for your appreciation of my writings. …. Since you appear to have found my original autobiographical article about selling my poetry on the streets, assume you know that I have posted ten essays I have written on Ground Report. But if by chance, you do not know about them, here is a link to those essays: http://www.groundreport.com/rondultz

  3. Dear Thomas, I have noted your kindness in taking an interest in my story about being a Street-Corner Poet during many years of my youth. You have placed several posts about my story on Google, and this is much appreciated. I very much liked your Tumblr site containing reference to me, elegant artwork etc. I have recently placed many of my poems on YouTube, with wonderful music and artwork. Here is a link to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RonDultzWritings/videos. It contains videos of 43 of my poems. I am very grateful to you for shining a spotlight on my work. You and your postings are of interest to me.
    Sincerely, Ron Dultz

    • Ron,
      Thank you for letting me know about your YouTube site. I have subscribed and truly enjoyed the poems I have been able to read so far, especially the one on Hank Williams. I believe that a spotlight should be shined on poetry in general and on your fine poetry in particular. I look forward to enjoying the rest of the poems on your site and I hope you will add many more.
      Thanks again, Thomas

      • Thomas,

        Ron and his wife have been dear friends of mine for 7 years this November. He passed away this weekend on November 10th, 2012, but his thoughts and feelings will live on with us all. His ability to express the state of our humanness, as a collective body of shared experiences and the struggle to find out more about who we all are and what we share in common through brave introspection and daring to peel back the layers in a truly candid way, has been a great gift to us all. I encourage all who read this, to do a search on their browser for Ron Dultz and his writings. Many are in the form of poetry, but he has also written for the psychological community and has been published around the world by very respected institutions. RIP my dear friend, your voice will continue on long after your physical body has become one with the elements. We will all be better because you dared to have a clear voice in the night. Eternally your friend, Rain.

        • Rain,
          Thank you for letting me know about Ron’s death. I am sorry to hear that we won’t be receiving more wonderful poetry from him. I was especially interested in Ron’s poetry when I learned how he first distributed it himself. I wish you and all the rest of Ron’s loved ones comfort and contentment.

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