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The Psalm for the Day

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good,    and his mercy endures for ever. Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim    that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe. He gathered them out … Continue reading

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On Faith

A man without a god lives without hope a jar of blood without a heart a bubble of gas without a soul a pile of ashes without a plot love in an envelope with no return address Better to plead … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down,     … Continue reading

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On Choices

We make of the world what we might some make a heaven others make but hell the same means to the hand we have  We build in the world windows or walls doorways of welcome tall towers with gates ours is … Continue reading

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On Prayer

It takes a child to believe in prayer it takes an old woman past the age of innocence as she purls & pebbles mumbled petitions into divine ears Prayer requires unselfconsciousness absent from those of us writing our lives as … Continue reading

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On the Horizon

By standing on the horizon one can look back upon the sea of the past the swirl of generations lives done undone of one’s history tides running Peering west on the horizon one can look ahead upon the sea yet … Continue reading

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On Pain & Beauty

I look for faith look in cathedrals of marble & stained`glass see but marvel in the eyes of the worshipers at the kneelers I look for hope out on the streets of those begging for alms see clearly poverty’s pain … Continue reading

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On Faith & Fear

Faith is a skin into which a person slips tanned by the suns of a thousand sunrises    while ten`thousand shadows tortured by moons slip over those who opt for a skin of Fear “I’ve tried to seal it in, … Continue reading

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On Dying

The fear of the thing the unknown flat`earth`edge where sailors tumble into the abyss We still set dragons on our charts where darkness denies insight leviathans play us A priest or any poet will know better a poem’s last line … Continue reading

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Credo

I believe many things but I trust few belief being by heart trust by mind so I believe I believe I heard God speak once long ago a voice out of a tree said ‘go home or you’ll die’ I … Continue reading

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On Resurrection

The depressed mind lives in perpetual sunsets knows the leaking of light the tires of the soul gone flat right on the rims What a relief to find life that begins at sunrise existence seen thru the eye of resurrection … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Six

Around the fire the travelers listened to the mountaineer’s tale he held in his hands a yew pole onto which were branded the names & heights of his conquests But one was left that of his own death the steepest … Continue reading

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