Poetry/prose

len on September 15th, 2017

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len on April 15th, 2017

I Cast from sleep on the edge of a March dawn (Brain as empty as a beach The arch above our bed dark as the firmament) We lie and listen to the birds Seeking in the garden outside the glass: “Light, Light, who let there be light ?” “We are glad for the light and […]

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len on March 15th, 2017

“Tell of it, you who ride on tawny asses, you who sit on rich carpets, and you who walk by the way. “To the sound of musicians at the watering places, there they repeat the triumphs of Yahweh, the triumphs of his peasantry in Israel.” – Judges 5:10-11 Walter Brueggemann comments on the verses above: […]

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len on March 14th, 2017

So many years sanding language smooth only to learn and relearn that mystery resists finished edges. Karen Connelly. “April, on coming to the island”

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len on January 16th, 2017

Begin the song exactly where you are, Remain within the world of which you’re made. Call nothing common in the earth or air, Accept it all and let it be for good. Start with the very breath you breathe in now, This moment’s pulse, this rhythm in your blood And listen to it, ringing soft […]

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len on December 30th, 2016

Mary’s Song Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot naked star fallen to my arms. (Rest… you who have had so far to come.) Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly. Quiet he lies whose vigor hurled a universe. He sleeps whose eyelids have not closed before. His […]

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len on December 29th, 2016

They sought to soar into the skies hose classic gods of high renown For lofty pride aspires to rise ?But you came down. You dropped down from the mountains sheer forsook the eagle for the dove The other Gods demanded fear But you gave love Where chiselled marble seemed to freeze their abstract and perfected […]

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len on December 10th, 2016

In the first centuries the Church had a beautiful custom of praying seven great prayers calling afresh on Christ to come, calling him by the mysterious titles he has in Isaiah, calling to him; O Wisdom. O Root! O Key O Light! come to us! Malcolm writes, “Of all the mystic titles of Christ, this […]

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len on December 3rd, 2016

In the first centuries the Church had a beautiful custom of praying seven great prayers calling afresh on Christ to come, calling him by the mysterious titles he has in Isaiah, calling to him; O Wisdom. O Root! O Key O Light! come to us! The evening prayer, also know as Vespers, always includes the […]

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len on November 24th, 2016

IV Standing on the thrusting grass by the choked pear-tree The gnarled gardener is older than the trunk he tends. The tendrils of the weed he strips from the limb Have wrapped round both its twigs and his And link the laddered acid of his seed Back down to planet and to plant. His fingers […]

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