Tag Archives: grace

Ultra`Sound

Lying bare`chested on my back on a gurney in a small room in Imagery a technician squeezes gel onto my warm belly I stare at the ceiling covered with snap`shots of Hawaiian beach scenes surf`boards & outriggers old turtles & … Continue reading

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The Old Watch

Once we told the time by hands on the clock big hand & little hand in the tiny circle seconds The days on our calendars full of appointments in hourly increments business lunches prospects The watch would wind itself so … Continue reading

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Tomato`Time

The spring garden has all gone to seed the garden boxes where row`on`row of potatoes greened and blossomed where peas climbed up the tall trellises And the cauliflower sheltered their heads with elephant`ear leaves beside the bolted spinach beside the … Continue reading

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Summer`Drift

A solitary monarch butterfly landed on the tip of my rod a frequent perch in summer for the lacy blue dragonflies frequenting the coulee`basin where the river stacks up on a dam the deep water churning in giant whirlpools bending … Continue reading

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Rain`Dance

Like primitives we pray for rains not for the greening of the crops but for cleansing the skies of acrid smoke The lungs ache from the weight of scorched forests even as hearts ache for the creatures being cremated Driven … Continue reading

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The First Hour

Is there an hour finer than the first hour of the day? It comes a little later each morning this time of year Holds just a bite of autumn to come dew on the grass But its silences are full … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rain

Large rain`drops fall into the July dust making small explosions of grit into humid air leave tiny craters where they fall no sooner begun than done A summertime tease or the divine reminder fall will return grass go green again … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rest

In the shade of life’s tree grown so old so tall by way of the years Sabbath rest In the canopy the bird trills melodies of grace of peace the world beyond gone away for a day

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Selfless Love

Like the soil without water we’re merely dust without mercy we’re but ash But let love fill the furrows of our alienation forgotten seeds come to life Who guessed he held a garden until she cultivated his obstinate clay crushed … Continue reading

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Gracias a Dios

I got lost today A van full of preschoolers on the way to a summer academy I’ve been driving the route a week but with my wife as the navigator She was out sick today so I got lost today … Continue reading

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Groundhog Saturday

It is Our day perpetually sitting in grief before the Stone following a Friday unforgettable listening for murmurings of love from behind death’s wall but hearing nothing walking away Saturdays come Saturdays again go Days never nearer mercy never nearer … Continue reading

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Good Friday Again

Good Friday again and again the question What’s so good about it? Yet another gray day another gray week Years have a way of taking all the colors out of life’s familiarities Soon we fail to see all but its … Continue reading

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