• poetry

    lenten journal: in the fog

    by  • March 18, 2013 • lenten journal, poetry • 0 Comments

    we drove home at dusk from our day of errands and dreaming over coffee the sunset was hidden by the foggy veil that showed us only enough road to to keep us moving along every turn of the tires pushed back the curtain enough for another step as we talked about what we had...

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    lenten journal: travel-ku

    by  • March 7, 2013 • lenten journal, poetry • 0 Comments

    I am in Asheville, North Carolina staying with friends and will drive over the mountains to Nashville tomorrow for some book events. The evening has been filled with good food and conversation. here we are again old friends making new memories talk with your heart full And now I will sleep. Peace, Milton

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    lenten journal: spring training

    by  • March 1, 2013 • lenten journal, poetry • 7 Comments

    south of here the boys of summer are planting the seeds of spring thawing out their throwing arms weeding out all the errors they can practicing and pitching, stealing a little extra daylight each evening in a month they will head north (at least the ones I care about) along with daylight and daffodils...

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    lenten journal: life sentence

    by  • February 25, 2013 • lenten journal, poetry • 3 Comments

    My friend, Nathan Brown, is a poet and musician who was named the Poet Laureate of Oklahoma last fall. During December, as we dealt with the impending doom of the Mayan calendar, I dubbed him the Poet Laureate of the Apocalypse. He continues to be a good friend and a wonderful encourager to me...

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    lenten journal: life lines

    by  • February 20, 2013 • lenten journal, poetry • 3 Comments

    There are some nights I sit down to write what has been brewing all day, then there are others where I begin with a blank canvas and try to get quiet enough to see what ripens. Tonight’s poem comes at the end of a busy day when I don’t feel as though I had...

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    lenten journal: morning snow

    by  • February 16, 2013 • lenten journal, poetry • 2 Comments

    I stood at the kitchen window and looked across the leftover dishes from last night’s dinner and out into the backyard because it was snowing free falling flakes the size of communion wafers dissolving as they hit the unfrozen ground ending their long lilting journey with nothing to show for it it felt important...

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    lenten journal: what’s the question?

    by  • February 14, 2013 • community, faith, lenten journal, poetry • 6 Comments

    Last Sunday night, our church offered the last of a three week series called Forgetting but Not Forgotten: Alzheimer’s and Faith, the final gathering focusing on congregational responses to dementia. Lisa Gwyther the director of the Duke Alzheimer’s Family Support Program began the session by reciting a line from an Antonio Machado poem: traveler,...

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