Flickerings

Jan Richardson sanctuaryofwomen.com

Jan Richardson sanctuaryofwomen.com

Behind our conscious thought
the flickerings of myriad stars
unmask the complexities of life
the effects time and space have
upon the formation of memory
an awareness that what we see
has moved far since we saw it

“Be mindful of your mercy,
      O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
            for they have been from old.
    Do not remember the sins of my youth
          or my transgressions;
    according to your steadfast love
          remember me,
    for your goodness’ sake, O Lord.” ~ Psalm 25:6-7

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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