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On the Horizon

A light flickers on the horizon The sea beneath dark as sky above The light perhaps a low flying star or else the ship Advent Hope Some look up to heaven for his coming in an apocalypse while others spy … Continue reading

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In the Greening

Can you see how the falling of the maple leaves has brought the firs back to the woods in the greening of the trees The winter wipes the color from`off the forest as it paints the pines deeper richer green … Continue reading

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Advent II

We see in the dark shadows of what the world’s become once so brilliant gone to grey by degree Darkness swallows all in halls of power on the burning hills careers into ashes fields to soot disappear We look for … Continue reading

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On Kindness

She draws her strength from a cistern deep in her soul which is where her character is formed Her grace is not of guilt or for a reward but is a kindness carved in stone older than all her years … Continue reading

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On Justice

We pick them up where we find them waiting on the tables working in the fields where we find them We pick them up We’ll deport them that is what we say Send them all home across their borders that … Continue reading

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On Reconciliation

He came from Iowa to see his brother dying in a hospital both now in their 80s not having spoken a word since boys on the farm years ago The father gave the land to his eldest son as was … Continue reading

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On November

November is not the time for gentle breezes but gale`force winds which bend alders flush the debris of summer Already the pale branch reappears purged now of all its glories stark`naked again as bare it began in winter We will … Continue reading

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On Gratitude

Gratitude has a short shelf`life yesterday’s appreciations are like stones tossed onto water Ingratitude on the other hand has a very long memory like a thrown stick it won’t sink Gratitude even if unspoken emanates from the heart and by … Continue reading

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Turbulent Times

We’re living in turbulent times the tides of change push us to the edges of our comfort zones the sands give way under our footing afraid we retreat to our tents to our tribe where roots still run deep & … Continue reading

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The Reflection

I glance out the window where the wind blows lingering leaves on trees Too soon all will be gone yesterday but memory tomorrow mere` ly dream I glance out the window the reflection on glass a stranger’s face gone old

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Grace’s Best

During the night autumn turned winter for the few hours it took to blanket our Island in a coat of pearl It’s beautiful again like winter is beautiful when the white world goes colorful with blossom in a February thaw … Continue reading

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August Ends

August ends a drip from a hose long ago disconnected from its wall`faucet Well`run`dry The onions peel in their rows their pale orange skins browning in a sun Beach`bums Bumble`bees crawl over the last of the summer lavender fragrant to … Continue reading

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