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In Memory of Paul F. Lenzi

“We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings now appear, risen As if from sightlessness to sight, and we, By blessing … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;       to declare your steadfast love in the morning,       and your faithfulness by night,     … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;     before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple     and give thanks to your name         for your steadfast love and … Continue reading

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On Virtues

It seems the sun has set on virtues when strong men despise weak for the sake of greed The poor still believe that blessings deserve gratitude bread broken gets shared by grace The rich can’t afford poverty’s gift afraid dependence … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law … Continue reading

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Incidental Lyrics

Blind men can hear music sighted men cannot    just as hearing men cannot see beauty like Deaf men The bird with one leg at the feeder will fly    fast as the one at the feeder who has two … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Nine

By the fire`light a chant of even`song ancient prayers of travelers long now on the pilgrim road lifted up by the sober priest of gratitude for grace petition for peace A soothing voice not quite that of liturgy nor quite … Continue reading

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Under the Tree

Under the tree boxes of air wrapped in festive holiday colors destined for children hungry to bed Appearances still have the appeal of gold & frankincense as mistletoe does of love in winter He buys a ring for unfeeling hands … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

The flower says thank you to the sun & rain in its gorgeous blooming The river says thank you to the mountains in its measured flowing The tree says thank you to Mother Earth in its generous nestings The whale … Continue reading

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An Apple Tale

I was once but the bud on a bare limb of a winter tree gone unnoticed til in the spring I opened into the blossom so admired I was once the blossom on a rich limb of a spring tree … Continue reading

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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 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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