Monthly Archives: March 2017

Poet as Picker

The poet is a picker rummaging thru the barn of a farmer too stubborn to die his Depression expression Fix it or do without We pore over words like tinkerers poking thru nuts in old MJB coffee`tins for one that … Continue reading

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The Peace`Maker

“You have made your people         suffer hard things;   You have given us wine to drink         that made us reel.   You have set up a banner         for … Continue reading

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Night Terrors

“But I will sing of your might;      I will sing aloud of your         steadfast love in the morning.   For you have been a fortress for me      and a refuge in the … Continue reading

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Political Arena

“Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?         Do you judge the people fairly?      No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;         your hands deal out violence on earth.   … Continue reading

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Singing the Day

“My heart is steadfast, O God,            my heart is steadfast.      I will sing and make melody.         Awake, O harp and lyre!            I will awake … Continue reading

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El Camino de Emaus

“You have kept count of my tossings;          put my tears in your bottle.      Are they not in your record?      Then my enemies will retreat         in the day when … Continue reading

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Manly Friends

“My companion laid hands on a friend      and violated a covenant with me         with speech smoother than butter,      but with a heart set on war;         with words that … Continue reading

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The New Virus

“God, save me by your name,      in your power vindicate me.         God, hear my prayer,         listen to the words I speak.   Strangers are attacking me,      bullies hounding … Continue reading

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On Potatoes

“God looks down from heaven         at the children of Adam,      to see if a single one is wise,         a single one seeks God.   All have proved faithless,     … Continue reading

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If I Were a Tree

“But I am like a green olive tree            in the house of God.      I trust in the steadfast love of God            forever and ever.      I will … Continue reading

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Unsung Psalms: World Poetry Day

How American not to bother to know whom we have come from from where our roots What its argot We speak like first`generation selves in words that seem to us of our own innovation Sophistications And we wonder why our … Continue reading

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Mercy & Grace

“Have mercy on me, O God,         according to your steadfast love;         according to your abundant mercy            blot out my transgressions.   Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, … Continue reading

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