Tag Archives: peace

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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On Terrorism

Terror comes home if we’re not watching a dark gift born of evil strapped onto a chest of a passing stranger So we no longer look into each other’s eyes but always look`down hoping not to be seen and daring … 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 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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Sabbath Poem

  A hard wind is blowing in off the Saratoga Passage before first light this morning I cannot see the bending trees but hear them groan neither can I feel the hard rain I merely see it splash against the … Continue reading

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On Finding Home

Growing up our children lived in a log`house I built out of Montana cedars they thought it home for all those years growing up Growing old we now visit them in homes of their own constructed not of cedar but … 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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Thanksgiving Day

As always there are those home for the Feast there are those still AWOL The family is a peculiar thing the magnet at once attracts  & repels the filings She comes to pull the scab off the old wound just … Continue reading

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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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The Road Going West

The Road going West grows narrow with the years the pot`holes fill`up with rain`water Asphalt is a luxury when wasted on the elderly who will take this journey one way We came to see sunset when younger Four times now … Continue reading

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