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Nature Cycle

The wind has finished`off what nature began with green buds of spring We watched as they unfurled following blossoms yielding to sweet summer`fruit The autumn brought on color to warm our hearts til came the rains to our grief See … Continue reading

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Bitter`Sweet

Between paving`stones grows the thyme as tho to remind one of grace in grief rooted strong Between Crushed its fragrance flows all around as tho by recollection April in Autumn can be found Crushed Between what’s been what’s yet to … Continue reading

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The Psalm For the Day

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long. Do not put your trust in princes,       … Continue reading

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The Psalm For the Day

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great … Continue reading

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In Anxious Times

In anxious times when all is not well when so many selfish`folk think of none other than themselves Let the good`folk recall God is still God who in his mercy yet holds all in his strong hands by his providence … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long. Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in … Continue reading

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On Tranquility

The priest    at his retreat       contemplates    the world’s sins       in his prayers    lades all pain onto a barge so as to haul    all hurt to God       whose … Continue reading

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The Psalm for The Day

The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for … Continue reading

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On Feeding Birds

He sits on his bench humming old songs of Simon & Garfunkel but half a book`end all the tomes flown off                         fled birds The band on his hand … 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 Anticipation

Anticipation better part of life seeds deeply planted in earth’s warm womb while we wait watch for first swellings of her belly Gestation better part of love passions surrendered to love beyond the self graceful pro`creation in the imitation of … Continue reading

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Spring

This the season hidden things emerge from life’s hidden places Love from the cold hearts Dexterity from old hands Mercy from out anger Peace from war Graces bloom in places all forgotten amid our winter miseries as human juices again … Continue reading

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