Tag Archives: community

amish men raised barns – November 9

11.9.2014 amish men raised barns and the community came together   work, solidarity, skill, care, pride, sharing across time.   now a mailbox carves our territory. first a choice then a stake.   family gathering as if any excuse to … Continue reading

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friends stories – October 7

10.7.2014 friends, stories. gathered to share in each other’s sphere.   lives facing. ends, turns, moments with calm.   children who’ve died. lives gone, partners missed. parents.   time ordered by hopes lived, toughed through, upheld   by friends stories … Continue reading

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Lent Prayer 19 – March 23

Lent Prayer 19 deceits are all around us closer than we know or suspect.   harder to be let down by those we thought trustworthy   faithful, part of the community of the name.   where the angels are there … Continue reading

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chanting fills – October 4

10.4 chanting fills the space with echoing faith.   long born community gathering to pray   send, care, gather for hearts to listen.   chanting fills the huge space with presence. —————–

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bad dog – April 9

4.9 Bad dog. The baleful head, already lowering, turns a sideways eye up to my accusation, and then ever so softly and gently, lets the missing half of my salmon ‘n cheese sandwich drop to the floor.   It must … Continue reading

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longing from afar – March 28

3.28 The dog whimpers when he sees another dog. He so wants to connect to sniff, nose to nose, to raise a leg and leave his scent in the magic tradition of his kind.   I just long from afar. … Continue reading

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