Tag Archives: faith

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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The Sixth Oasis

And so it was the lenten pilgrims entered the city limits all nineteen of them plus one who went unseen who was in himself their true way On a hill`side beneath an orchard they spread`out blankets to keep their sabbath`rest … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Six

By the fire`light the wheelchair`man wearing a purple`heart allowed silence its voice every traveler listened with bated breath to the crackling fire As tho to gun`fire on some distant field where soldiers hunker` down in shallow bunkers while an enemy … Continue reading

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Pathway to Life

We travel many roads over our lives some for work some for leisure some for Love where we end is set where we begin We blaze some trails merely to find ourselves alone in the wilderness Or walk in steps … Continue reading

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On the Mountain

So high the mountain of human glory Still we ascend it in a vain quest one moment of glory Shrines to our dreams still stand where Champions stood medal`bedecked to the anthems of praise The glory always fades bleachers empty … Continue reading

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On Miracles

I’ve never seen water become wine bread become body but I have tasted it as a Sacrament I’ve never heard hard stones cry out foot`steps on the sea but have held grief` tears in my hand I’ve never created a … Continue reading

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