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The Mountaineer

The mountaineer scaling the sheer`cliff drives a piton into rock slips onto it his carabiner thru which he runs his rope a lifeline of his last resort his eye not on the ridge but on the next ledge he hopes … Continue reading

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A Carol for Christmas Eve

O du fröhliche, o du selige, gnadenbringende Weihnachtszeit! Welt ging verloren, Christ ist geboren: Freue, freue dich, o Christenheit! O du fröhliche, o du selige, gnadenbringende Weihnachtszeit! Christ ist erschienen, uns zu versöhnen: Freue, freue dich, o Christenheit! O du … 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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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 Love

When I love you simply masks do you love me we’ve lost our way you’re too small & I’m too big to think it Love “Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you … Continue reading

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The Spinner

She spins soft fibers into yarn feeding wool to spindle What is weak when un`spun strengthens in spinning Strength when plied makes love Two strands turning to each other Tightly spun tension loosed now not by spindle but nature What … Continue reading

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The Wild`Flower

Between the sheaves of my poems a wild`flower is perfectly pressed an icon from a day we wandered the meadows by a stream its name but clear the salmon bright jewels in sun`shine swimming for home “Written words give us not … Continue reading

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Small`Talk

When all is said all is done what is love but small`talk back`n`forth little things tiring to others & yet to lovers true & fair breadcrumbs of a day’s loaf nourishment for silences of peace no fear “Convergence of two … Continue reading

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Into the Wind

Nothing is ever built without sacrifice       in nation       in community       in family without suffering we can’t know wholeness Resistance is the friend of all true affection       in marriage … Continue reading

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This Old House

This house I’ve lived in for 75 years is beginning to fall apart mossy`roof noisy`floor The attic cob`webs root`cellar musty`mold the wiring rat`bitten taps leak Yet still in the den a boy plays with words strung like stones on a … Continue reading

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On Loving

You asked me about apples and I said granny`smiths make the best pies if you like tart but for eating nothing can beat the sweet honey`crisp for sheer crunch and for flavor So I asked you about apples and you … 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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