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30th August 2016

(Humanity’s) capacity for evil, then, is less a positive capacity, for all its horrendous activity, than a failure to develop humanity’s most human function, the imagination, to its fullness, and consequently a failure to develop compassion.

~~Denise Levertov

Franciscan

St. Thomas Mass in NYC

Cantori New York has announced its 2016-2017 season, and their first program on November 5 and 6 will feature the New York premiere of my… 142 more words

Reflection 7.20.16

As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon air
and air sustains them,
so would I learn to attain… 18 more words

Reflections

Seeing

Voir

Il s’agit de voir
Tellement plus clair,

De faire avec choses
Comme la lumiere.

Seeing

It’s a question of seeing
so much clearer

of doing to things… 214 more words

Poetry

"Compassion for our ugly" 

In the last couple of weeks words have been used and misused, to deceive, accuse, blame, hurt, malign and divide us. I have frequently felt lost for words and have felt I wanted to withdraw from conversations and hide. 147 more words

come into animal presence :: denise levertov

Come into animal presence.
No man is so guileless as
the serpent. The lonely white
rabbit on the roof is a star
twitching its ears at the rain. 119 more words

Poems