Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sipping Nectar

Over`head the eagle soars carving loops in air on long blades of grace riding on thermals gone invisible to the eye Sea`ward the white sails bow low to breeze on high spars of mercy tacking their ways to no`wheres of … Continue reading

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On Consequence

What Is is the result of yesterday’s Was words scattered seeds of flower or weeds make garden or grave What is yet to result in tomorrow’s Is peace sown thru deeds of hurts or heals make heaven or hell “Afterward … Continue reading

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On Aging

The river ever the same never the same flows on thru time seeking its level a pool a gorge a waterfall So the day ever the same never the same ticks on thru hours seeking its joys a task a … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

We stand on the backs of those who afraid yet ran into the face of their fear stood tall Some on battlements assaulted by bullets of war to win peace rob tyranny of its spoil Others on border walls built … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;    worship the Lord in holy splendor. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; … Continue reading

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On Sensitivity

Was a time a man could say whatever he thought calling it being forthright just telling it like it is a man would say every time Is the time one should think` twice ere one speaks calling it being respectful … Continue reading

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On Character

The flaw looms large in the neighbor see how he limps see how she lisps while at barter eleven eggs a dozen My flaw lies hidden by my mirror hear how I boast hear how I groan while I barter … Continue reading

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On Virtues

It seems the sun has set on virtues when strong men despise weak for the sake of greed The poor still believe that blessings deserve gratitude bread broken gets shared by grace The rich can’t afford poverty’s gift afraid dependence … Continue reading

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On Dreaming

I awaken before dawn knowing the hour by the birds in the lilac beside the window sweet`scented soft`songs I listen for his foot`fall Hound of Heaven who haunts my dreams fiery`eyed & fierce who pursues all loses none “Each time … Continue reading

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On Feeding Birds

He sits on his bench humming old songs of Simon & Garfunkel but half a book`end all the tomes flown off                         fled birds The band on his hand … Continue reading

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On Grey Hair

The snow creeps slowly into scalp & beard one season to the other the summer’s sand autumn frost winter ice                      spring blossoms Wisdom isn’t measured by a wizened head an … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

O Lord, how manifold are your works!    In wisdom you have made them all;    the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide,    creeping things innumerable are there,    living things both … Continue reading

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