Tag Archives: gifts

interior work – March 8

3.8.2017 [interior work: reflections on a dream] he slides his hand into the jacket pocket an envelope partly folded, holding directions he no longer wants to follow   burdens, laid on by connection to connection that need letting go of. … Continue reading

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the son’s voice – February 6

2.6.2017 the son’s voice speaks years to the old man   moments of grace and joy between them   that he had never known with his own. ———————

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gifties -December 26

12.26.2016 christmas eve with so many gifties   when what we’re all looking for is just the   one. ———————–

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empty choir stalls – September 19

9.19.2016 empty choir stalls with gothic scrolls where young boys in starched white collars and black buttoned cassocks gave their voices up to God and found their ways in the world.   miss bicknell would keep me in check barely … Continue reading

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reaffirmation of vows – March 23

3.23.2016 filled choir, robed and not, faces and voices who’ve said Yes Lord.   have we done enough does it matter enough or is it simply enough to  follow   and be faithful in offering whatever it is we’ve been … Continue reading

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birthday seventy-three – February 6

2.6.2016 phone calls from children frame the day   voices of family friends more   smiles emerge gently and flex the soul   being remembered recalled, reconnected   the real gifts of the day. ——————————

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mercy, forgiveness, ardent desire – June 16

6.16.2015 early the loneliness pained, the isolation of difference holding me off   then in my scrambling I lashed, hurting without knowledge but sadly open in intent   late the inner spark turned my heart opening it to what I … Continue reading

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