• poetry

    sermon prep

    by  • August 17, 2019 • poetry, sermon, writing • 2 Comments

    I’m preaching tomorrow at First Congregational Church in Guilford. Since it is my church, I’m going to wait to post the sermon until tomorrow, since I want to make sure no one gets a sneak peak. Instead, here’s a poem that grew out of my preparation. sermon prep what can I say what should...

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    nothing matters

    by  • August 12, 2019 • friends, grace, patience, poetry • 0 Comments

    nothing matters from my window seat I can see a bench concrete sides holding wooden slats under the tree that has taken a century to grow beyond the telephone pole from my window seat I can see a bench concrete sides holding wooden slats under the tree that has taken a century to grow...

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    go tell the others

    by  • April 21, 2019 • poetry, resurrection • 4 Comments

    tell the others on a hillside of tombs only one stone was moved life surrounded by death which is how it feels this morning with news of “coordinated bombings” (should that be a phrase) christ is risen, yes and we are dying both things are true we have to live with that we have...

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    lenten journal: ship’s log

    by  • April 12, 2019 • aging, community, lenten journal, poetry • 1 Comment

    ship’s log it seems like a lifetime ago that we stood on the deck of the USS Constitution a still-commissioned vessel 
named for our defining document to learn much of it had been replaced because it was still considered active—a work in progress only in museums does it matter that nothing changes because sameness...

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