• poetry

    this is why we gather . . .

    by  • November 19, 2018 • community, hope, music, poetry • 4 Comments

    I preached at my church yesterday. The sermon is short because it was a New Member Sunday and we had twenty-two people join. Here’s what I said. _______________________________ There is a tradition in poetry of the “found poem,” which is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from...

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    lenten journal: cross words

    by  • March 30, 2018 • incarnation, lenten journal, poetry • 1 Comment

    cross words growing up it was nothing but the blood as though violence was an answer we’ve seen enough history to know that blood doesn’t wash clean as much as it stains, colors almost everything whole civilizations built with wood and nails and blood by the time it was finished Jesus said he felt...

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    lenten journal: wandering

    by  • March 28, 2018 • hope, lenten journal, poetry • 2 Comments

    wandering holy week is slipping by (so are a lot of things) and I wonder how it felt that first time around looking for donkeys and then washing coats setting up the upper room holy errands, yes, but still things to get done . . . by the time they finally sat down for...

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    lenten journal: weather report

    by  • March 12, 2018 • lenten journal, poetry • 6 Comments

    weather report sometimes I learn things from my experience tonight I carried in the wood so it would be dry enough to burn if the heat goes out in the storm I bought the wood after the last nor’easter buried our log pile under a foot of snow it is still buried sometimes I...

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