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Of Better Times

Was a time we felt the others` best good for us as well to see them fed was our fill This a time we fear the others` worst bad for us as well to see them free is our bane … Continue reading

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Sirens’ Songs

It’s in February when snowed`in the world iced`up in the awful storm the old man hears the songs of seas old poets sang It’s in a cannot that a man must to will winter out hone his dull hook replenish … Continue reading

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Talking`Heads

The talking`heads squeeze the juices from the year finding that the mead is but bitter as their news feeds on the crises of the world’s shreds The earth’s good news like the fragrance of an orange dissipates in the mists … Continue reading

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Advent Hope

From the forest of endless darkness steps the lantern We can see its light but not him who bears it on his arm His is the flame by which we are lit to stranger`love “Hope is with you when you … Continue reading

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Advent Promise

The meaning of a thing lies not in its memory the flower lying on the headstone of a friend now gone into the night The meaning of a thing lies but in the promise of a seedling planted in the … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day ~ Advent III

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the LORD GOD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. And … Continue reading

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A Single Candle

From 3 leagues at sea a sailor can see the light of a single candle in a bay` window on a distant hill to welcome him home while starlight may fail to guide his skiff ashore that love’s light lit … Continue reading

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Waiting for God

We wait for what is not yet but will be if we wait trusting in god A doe gathers wind`falls of delicious first`frost gleanings of grace “In a blue chair in a pasture I relearned the world.” ~ Jim Harrison … Continue reading

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What Is Advent

What is Advent but a leap in the dark in pursuit of the hope we’ll land upon our feet on the meteor of mercy hurtling through time on the current of light That is Advent To see the Star just … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day ~ Advent I

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who wait for you … Continue reading

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The Door

Battered patched you keep your vigil beside the splayed rose set in the high stone wall of a city called Change weathered by rain watered to bloom Within your grain a ledgered hospitality Here you will find a room [says … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom … Continue reading

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