Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Day for Flying Kites

My oh my it is a day for flying kites a brisk winter day the last day of the year we’ll put the kites up in series each one connected to the other red blue green yellow purple black forest … Continue reading

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December 30

The penultimate day of the year Penultimate day of another decade Dawns more questions than answers For a world set on the pins & needles Of a terror now turned into episodes We fall asleep to exhausting alerts We are … Continue reading

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The Year Moves to Its Close

The year moves to its close    Not the raging river it was       under January’s bright sun    but a slowly retreating glacier       exposing bones in soft silt What is time but a measure … Continue reading

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Held Sand

Sunday morning A long quiet before dawn The stable is empty once again The sacred bustling bursting family has found new room in the city Shepherds out on the hills Watch for wolves Common stables really are rather dull places … Continue reading

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Pilcrow

Along the sea`wall a year’s worth of shells lie stacked up high by the tide How far have currents taken them? Perhaps but a hundred meters Or perhaps continents Who could say? So a year’s words pile up against the … Continue reading

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The Day After

It is the day after the feast of consumption The earth’s floor is littered with the wrappings and tinsel discarded by grown`up children who spoiled`rotten as we are break the new`found toys Santa provided for us for being so ‘good’ … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eulogy

Marguerite Stella Pelerin Wright                    [1906~2009] Joys hang like Silver ornaments On the tree she planted In the garden of our lives Silver stars sparkling in eyes Of those who had her … Continue reading

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On a Holy Night

On a holy night when Mary and Joseph kept vigil at a stable manger in which slept a child God’s Son legend holds animals found voice came from far and wide to join the Creature Choir in rafter stall hay`loft … Continue reading

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Advent Gifts

Light a candle in the dark Not simply that you may see But that another without any light Might recall the promise of the night Old as the bud upon a winter tree God’s promise of the sunrise That yet … Continue reading

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Paper`Stars

God’s glory is not enhanced by ornamentation as a woman’s beauty is not in her rouge but well beneath her soft eye Nor can love be deepened by a flattering word It’s merely courtesy to tie the ribbon round the … Continue reading

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Kairos

Between when & then lies opportunity’s well where sits wisdom’s pool on which we see reflected all we wish to celebrate all we need to change here & now Between “Fools say in their hearts,        ‘There is … Continue reading

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Domesticated

Yes, within every tamed thing hides the tiger’s tooth resides the feral heart the appetite for blood unsated til it kills something That’s when a domestic man will find himself lost inured as he’s become to the feed`lot roast cellophane … Continue reading

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