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Birds’ Nests

Life is then a bird’s nest woven strands of yarns & twigs scrounged thru our years & fit to our shape Here we once brooded upon our tiny dreams providing safety to the fledglings too small to fly `til they … 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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Advent I

We wait What else can we do? The darkness of the times creeps in upon us Swallows us in fears of isolation Of alienation from others Even from ourselves We wait What else can we do? Perhaps light a candle … Continue reading

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A Sabbath Poem

“For we are fallen like trees, our peace Broken, and so we must Love where we cannot trust, Trust where we cannot know, And must await the wayward-coming grace That joins living and dead, Taking us where we would not … Continue reading

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Prayer

“Rouse yourself!          Why do you sleep, O Lord?       Awake, do not cast us off forever.           Why do you hide your face?       Why do you forget … Continue reading

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Deliverance

“Contend, O Lord, with those     who contend with me;        fight against those         who fight against me.  Take hold of shield and buckler,      and rise up to help me!  Draw … Continue reading

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Al-ḥamdu lillāh!

“Blessed be the Lord,       for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love          to me when I was beset as a city under siege.  I had said in my alarm,       ‘I … Continue reading

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The Prayer of the Refugee

“To you, O Lord, I call;     my rock, do not refuse to hear me,       as if you are silent to me I shall be          like those who go down to oblivion. … Continue reading

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As George Lay Dying

“My God, my God,       why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from helping me,       from the words of my groaning?    O my God,       I cry by … Continue reading

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Wasted By Grief

“Turn, O Lord, save my life; Deliver me for the sake of your steadfast love. In death is there any memory of you? Do songs of praise come from the grave? I am worn out with groaning. I am wasted … Continue reading

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On Tiny Feet

I am awakened in the December night by what sounds like a family of raccoons dancing on my roof Merely the music is missing to the rat`a`tat`tat`tat of their tiny feet I listen for awhile considering the graces of what … Continue reading

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On Prayer

Even the atheist prays One simply cannot take in without at some point giving out What is applause but the explosion of the spirit of an audience filled with an hour of Beethoven A shout of acclimation How can anyone … Continue reading

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