Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Loss to gain

Spring comes again,
And then the petals fall.
We hate to see them go
And mourn their loss,
Forgetting it's a harbinger
Of that sweet fruit to come.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This river, love

This river, love,
Whose currents carve deep channels
Through the panels of my heart,
Can slice, creating deep divides
Of absence, or an overflow of presence
That floods and fills
each hollow cavern,
Uproots deep-planted prejudice,
And carries all our obstacles 
downstream; deposits them
On sharp rocks where, exposed 
In all their agony,
With tattered remnants of past glory
Hanging from their gnarled and grasping arms,
They scrabble tortured fingers 
against the harsh light of the sky.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Be here now

From time to time these quizzes appear on Facebook: "Which Hindu goddess/ 50's TV character/ comic book hero are you?" The results are always amusing but tend to be dependent on your mood of the moment. It makes me think of a lyric from an old Doobie Brothers tune: 
"Where would you be now?"

So. If you could be anywhere, where would YOU be now?

Or perhaps more importantly, what's special about where you ARE right now?

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Let trumpets sound and birds take flight;
Let flowers bloom and glow with light.
Let all the world sing songs of praise
And hearts delight, rejoicing.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Holy Saturday

There are days when it seems
This longest of journeys will never end; 
The distant mountains never will be reached.
Patience, my dear one:
Tomorrow will come
In its own good time.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

Into each life that moment comes
When hearts and hands are aching,
Full of grief.
What gift could ever hope
To redeem such loss?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday

Night falls,
Familiar landscapes fade to gray, 
And so the wait begins...