Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Geese – Lent Thirty`Six

How fiercely now the geese guard their nest Though I walk in silence they sense my presence even in the first light It is not fear with which they greet me but anger Righteous Anger! Wings spread wide they rush … Continue reading

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The Orchard – Lent Thirty`Five

The little orchard sits in the greening field it’s grayed trunks standing stark even within a graying March day Last winter’s pruners were severe cutting back all growth but the old Now the trees look like the skeletons the bones … Continue reading

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The Crowd – Sixth Sunday in Lent

When one has been walking alone the presence of a crowd distracts But one cannot approach the City without being part of the Crowd Here within the boisterous mass the children pushing their way forward the curiously idle observing from … Continue reading

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Sabbath – Lent Thirty-Four

His scent is strong as his stride this man of iron and blood who steps from the fields into the City’s suburbs He knows nothing but suffering awaits him in its streets So does the coyote behind him Who among … Continue reading

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The City – Lent Thirty-Three

The wilderness is not neighbor to the city Out there where tall trees lift their spires to the stars where generations lie composting undisturbed for centuries where spirits of the dead watch curiously through the ancient moss It is not … Continue reading

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Emtpty Log – Lent Thirty`Two

There are days in life that simply don’t seem to happen As though for 24 hours the hands have fallen off the clock Though you can hear gears turning somewhere in the mechanism that is your life the hours the … Continue reading

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Palm Fronds – Lent Thirty`One

All the local franchises have ordered their fronds in preparation for a parade in which no one will participate except for the littlest children who do what their teachers say because they’re afraid not to The proud corporate frond providers … Continue reading

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The Virus – Lent Thirty

The curious Lenten pilgrims all make their way to the City of Peace Most of them never think of the Journey in terms of destination Rather of Encounter They place one foot down after the other until only the horizon … Continue reading

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Mid`Journey- Lent Twenty`Nine

With each stride we move a little farther from where it was we began towards where it is we are going The secret at the heart of all life is that we must keep moving No security lies behind Only … Continue reading

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Old Coyote – Fifth Sunday in Lent

The old coyote moves along the ridges He prefers gray days for he is himself gray It is what gives him the peculiar pleasure to suddenly appear as from nowhere then to dramatically disappear as if into thin air Like … Continue reading

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Ides of March – Lent Twenty`Eight

Hard clouds hang over the island as the dawn pushes the night out to sea Even the green of the forest holds its breath as the shadows withdraw into the graying west Are we surprised at how hard it is … Continue reading

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Migration – Lent Twenty-Seven

I wonder where the blue`jay spends the winter And for that matter where hummingbirds go when the sweet nectar is gone South you’ll say They migrate I watch the migrations of geese the Snows filling pastures like shorn`sheep the Canadians … Continue reading

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