Friday, October 22, 2021

Day One

January 21, 2021 Is anything different?I walk in the warm afternoon lightA lone trumpet singsOn steps where the graffiti has changedI don't like the differenceI...

Journey of the Magi

One of our favorite additions to the church's service for Epiphany is a staged reading of T.S. Eliot's classic poem for Christmas, "Journey of...

Dry Bones at New Year’s

January 1, 2021 If I could saysomethingTo myselfWaking up a year agoThe first morningOn my ownI would say:Don’t be afraidYou are strongerThan you thinkMore capableThan...

Gift

December 7, 2020 Snow is falling in DecemberAnd I take this as a giftLeave early to walk the quiet streetNow half decorated for the seasonThe shouts...

“The Spirit of Haida Gwaii” a Text Poem by Bill Reid

The following is Bill Reid's description of his sculpture, "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii" as dictated to his wife Martine Reid. This "text poem"...

Monsters

Monsters September 18, 2020 Ruth Bader Ginsberg is dead And no one is coming to save us The generation that came and went Has failed so completely It’s not worth...

Current

Current July 26, 2020 This year we stay close Avoid travel by swimming In the river where it bends And there are calm pools Safe from storm-swollen current I like to...

Graffiti

Grafitti June 2020. Richmond, Virginia. My friend studies graffiti From Roman ruins I once heard her speak on the things We learn from words arrested by time When ash rained...

Merry Christmas by Langston Hughes

This poem accompanied the sermon, "Making Peace." MERRY CHRISTMASby Langston HughesPublished In New Masses (Dec. 1930) Merry Christmas, ChinaFrom the gun-boats in the river,Ten-inch shells...

The Tomb is Still Empty

Worship services on the Sunday after Easter are typically the lowest attended of the year. In effect, Easter Sunday has become for us what...

Poetry

Outer Banks

Day One

Journey of the Magi

Graffiti

Book Review

Quotes