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Advent Promise

The meaning of a thing lies not in its memory the flower lying on the headstone of a friend now gone into the night The meaning of a thing lies but in the promise of a seedling planted in the … Continue reading

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Hibernation

Like a bear I seek a cave to retreat into in the darkness of the solstice to hide away until spring I can survive on a year’s fat images of light dance my mind of huckleberry & of steelhead stripping … Continue reading

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Winter Light

The light is leaking into the day gray on gray wintery way of saying solstice             as tho the night is not yet dark enough black on black the zen says amounts to perfection “Whatever … Continue reading

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Long Nights

Long nights are for dreamers who by daylight see nothing but in the dark see all what is really worth the seeing by the heart Up in a tree the saw`whet owl skiews an eerie song knowing the unknown by … Continue reading

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A Single Candle

From 3 leagues at sea a sailor can see the light of a single candle in a bay` window on a distant hill to welcome him home while starlight may fail to guide his skiff ashore that love’s light lit … Continue reading

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Autumn Fallout

The last of the season’s seeds lie loose in the bottom of the drawer autumn fallout from spring’s planting which never quite found their places in the garden rows now spent What shall we do with words left over from … Continue reading

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Incomprehensibility

Make room for silence within it lies the gift beyond price recognized by heart wrapped in flesh`n`blood sans crepe` n` ribbon biding term in the silence of the womb his name forever Joy forever Peace our hearts his home “Joy … Continue reading

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Just Wondering

I wonder at the things I do not know    how blue the sea    how rose the dusk    how pale the oak hour by hour will change in colour I wonder at the things I think I know … Continue reading

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Waiting for God

We wait for what is not yet but will be if we wait trusting in god A doe gathers wind`falls of delicious first`frost gleanings of grace “In a blue chair in a pasture I relearned the world.” ~ Jim Harrison … Continue reading

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Watching Things Live

The cold brings birds to the feeders juncos finches & chickadees now & then the wren I give up the catalog of glitzy stuff leave the couch just to watch the playful display Better to consider a living show directed … Continue reading

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What Is Advent

What is Advent but a leap in the dark in pursuit of the hope we’ll land upon our feet on the meteor of mercy hurtling through time on the current of light That is Advent To see the Star just … Continue reading

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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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