Monthly Archives: November 2018

Our Risk

We look into the mirror of the clear pool to see the panorama of the discordant world Or simply the portrait of a pathetic self lusting to be complete How is it that the pool is now a window into … Continue reading

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A Fable

If with words we wound each other it’s also with words we heal What other treasure is ours by which to cross over a river of pain except to say: I’m sorry! Forgive! mid-span we meet re`knot as it were … Continue reading

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On the Current

We all flow on the current like cut logs on the river downstream ever downstream toward an open harbor where one day we’re milled On this bend or that we jam`up Stack`up as it were now & again  Rough planks … Continue reading

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The Child

What is it about the child that stands before the story as one without apology for being so small or silent? What makes the adult in us doubt our faith compromised by their irreverent challenges is nothing more than fear! … Continue reading

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Flawed

Somewhere deep inside of me amid miles of microscopic fiber & mountains of silicone [or is it simply in the habit of conversation?] lies the flaw God knows! The signs are there Things I should do I don’t & things … Continue reading

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A Psalm for the Day

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, his compassion is over all … Continue reading

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Stories

Our best stories live in forests not our own In them we inhabit creatures beyond all but imagination Such is their gift In our own house the walls & doors define what adventures we may find In the forest light … Continue reading

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The Spinner

She spins soft fibers into yarn feeding wool to spindle What is weak when un`spun strengthens in spinning Strength when plied makes love Two strands turning to each other Tightly spun tension loosed now not by spindle but nature What … Continue reading

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A Hymn for The Day

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices; Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way With countless gifts of love, and still … Continue reading

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Now & Then

At the flower at the soft stream we pause to capture the breathless breath we struggle to hear the voiceless word of all flowering                         Of all flow All … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

The fallen leaves have given way to fluttering song`birds who with the cold have fresh seeds in the old feeder hanging by a hook a house without door shingled with cedar to keep them dry [the seeds that is] birds … Continue reading

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The Door

Battered patched you keep your vigil beside the splayed rose set in the high stone wall of a city called Change weathered by rain watered to bloom Within your grain a ledgered hospitality Here you will find a room [says … Continue reading

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