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For years
I shut my bedroom
window to sleep so the percussion
of the city did not fetter my
not penetrate my dreamy… 34 more words


We All Are Leaves

We all are leaves.
We bud, shiny and green, wrinkly and curled up.
We stretch out and face the sun for a day or so. 99 more words


Fragmentary Friday: Have We All Forgotten that Life is Short?

We have a small group of fragments attributed to the Hellenistic poet Bion. Here are a few.

Bion, fr. 3 [- Stobaeus 1.9.3]

“Let love call the Muses; let the Muses carry love. 222 more words


Prayer of a Frustrated Traveler

The prayer of psalm 39 laments, “For what do I wait?” We might ask, in concert with the Psalmist, why do we wait when life frustrates, when we confront the reality of life’s brevity, when it may seem that there is no hope. 742 more words



The head is struck
A flash, a flicker, a flame
Illumination, heat, beauty
A beat

The heart awakens
A beat, a beginning, a being… 62 more words


“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.”  (Psalm 103:13-14, NIV) 197 more words

"The Flower that Smiles Today"

The flower that smiles to-day

To-morrow dies;

All that we wish to stay

Tempts and then flies.

What is this world’s delight?

Lightning that mocks the night,

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