Tag Archives: Hospitality

At Year’s End

And so we’ve arrived where we began the 365 days spent each file closed and saved to a drive So what have we done with all the gifts? How carved the land where we walked building walls or doors “All … Continue reading

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A Poet’s Faith

A poet’s faith hangs not on reason as much as on inspiration One heart realizing the Other who tho unseen is known wherever love might open the door “Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the … Continue reading

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At Midnight

The candle in the window denies the dark the final word at midnight The lantern in a crows`nest allows me to see your ship near safe harbor The table’s laid fresh bread bowls of chowder the bed is made Come … Continue reading

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A Hymn for The Day

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices; Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way With countless gifts of love, and still … 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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In the Vernacular

The noble things men said in the past must be put in vernacular so that those of the present can perceive their nobility so those of the future can conceive hope Love one another! the Man commanded the words no … Continue reading

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On the Border

They say Close all the loopholes down on the border put bars on windows cageup the children to show parents We are serious! Take Welcome from the passages to new opportunity for the work`willing in the tomato fields processing plants … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Eleven

Along the road came the man lost bent on finding who he was and from where he walked as if asleep asking of strangers directions home The old`woman noticed his bracelet ‘If found return to me’ along with it an … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Two

Along the road came the dreamer out`sider looking`in at in`siders looking`out confused by the sign at the city’s limits welcome home! She said to me I am a transplant in the culture`garden a beauty to touch`taste up`rooted for turnips tossed … Continue reading

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On Mind`Sets

Where fear lives the door is locked the windows barred the lights are out the gun in`hand Every stranger is eyed as a threat even when neighbor no end to caution where fear lives But grace lives amid abundance the … Continue reading

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On Fear of Others

We can hear it in their voices see it in their faces the black pupils of their eyes What is fear but the thought My life is in danger a panic`posture under siege It’s the hand formed into fist arms … Continue reading

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Field`Workers

See them working the fields in this fierce heat White shirts over bent backs red ball`caps on their heads planting seedlings down endless rows never looking to either side At first glance they look like pelicans grubbing for grain These … Continue reading

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