• Posts Tagged ‘words’

    word play

    by  • March 9, 2011 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    This poem is in response to Random Acts of Poetry over at The High Calling. word play I love the way words yearn for one another:the way they join handslike children on the playground,the way they laugh at each otherclimb up the slideand then crash into the leaves; the way they spoon togetherlike loversin...

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    a way with words

    by  • February 14, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I went to hear Kate Campbell sing Friday night, which is a good thing to do when she comes to your town, or anywhere in driving distance. Her songs are full of faith and food, hope and history – both national and personal, making listening to her a reflective and thoughtful experience. One of...

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    best lights

    by  • November 8, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    It’s not so much the wordsas the way they sometimesline up, the way they areplaced on the page —single syllables can speak,tear open false healings,deep calling to deepwith faith and familiarityboth brand new and ages old.I saw these four words:our own best lightsat the tail end of a sentenceabout being true and I wondered...

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    it’s just the way my mind works

    by  • July 23, 2009 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    Driving through Birmingham, I passed a Jewish Community Center whose billboard encouraged its members to take a “J-cation” by using their facilities. We are all now familiar with the concept of the stay-cation, now so over-used by our media. Here, in the closing moments of my week away from work, I began to wonder...

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    lenten journal: words can save your life

    by  • April 1, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    By the time most of you read this (actually, by the time I finish writing), it will be April, whose first week holds a sort of harmonic convergence for me. The First of April marks the beginning of National Poetry Month (National GeekFest, as Ginger lovingly calls it); this weekend brings the NCAA Basketball...

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    what sam has to say

    by  • September 6, 2008 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I’ve always been a big fan of words. I love their sounds, their meanings, the many ways they can be put together. I am pulled by poetry because it is words at their best, standing in fresh light, speaking deep truths, unlocking hearts. After the last couple of nights of convention speeches, I’m prepared...

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