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On Dignity

That the man should care how he appears in the public sphere is given That the man should care how he appears in the private sphere is hoped That the man should care how he appears in mirrors is cause … Continue reading

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Journey of Faith

In Childhood I learned the Faith at my Mother’s knees its Laws & Grace Its Mercy true `Til Confirmed I studied the Faith at a Master’s hands its Truth & Flaws Its History long `Til Ordained I taught the Faith … Continue reading

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The Wall

Along the lane where once we met among the open fields you with the shovel I with the cane A king has built a wall as tho to say our commerce is unsafe trading in but words which is our … Continue reading

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Winter Conversation

She flew in from a pine tree where she’d been worrying a cone for its nuts I’d just put some bird`seed out into the feeder after a long week of icy frost Long winter! she said alighting on the deck`railing … Continue reading

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On Community

We no longer come together to listen to each other Simply to deliver our opinions    Why is that? Then wonder why no one hears what we are saying Or actually cares what we think    Why is that? So … Continue reading

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Birds’ Nests

Life is then a bird’s nest woven strands of yarns & twigs scrounged thru our years & fit to our shape Here we once brooded upon our tiny dreams providing safety to the fledglings too small to fly `til they … Continue reading

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The Moments

The moments are dripping out of the spent year like coffee thru spent grounds    drip drip drip The last drops going tepid pale compared to the steaming crema first streaming    drip drip drip All that is Is all … Continue reading

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At the Border

At the border a little family waits having traveled so far searching freedom born of faith In the evening they await the dark hoping against hope to slip invisibly by a border guard He a carpenter with skillful hands She … Continue reading

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The Christ Tree

The wood of the fir`tree winter`fragrant where it is cut drips pitch Ever`green in musty dust of winter`room too long shut upon itself So strong its branches to hold a story of a coming yet to come To portend another … Continue reading

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His Coming

He comes as one who goes unseen in the crush of a crowd He stands among you with the poor thirsting at life’s well He sleeps next to you on pavement shiv’ring at mid`night He waits in line with a … Continue reading

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On the Horizon

A light flickers on the horizon The sea beneath dark as sky above The light perhaps a low flying star or else the ship Advent Hope Some look up to heaven for his coming in an apocalypse while others spy … Continue reading

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In the Greening

Can you see how the falling of the maple leaves has brought the firs back to the woods in the greening of the trees The winter wipes the color from`off the forest as it paints the pines deeper richer green … Continue reading

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