For the sorrow in Oakland, California

(When I first moved to the Boston area from New York I lived in an artists collective called the Chickering Piano Factory. My heart breaks at the losses from the fire in Oakland.)

If there are three ships
of Christmas Day,
then one of them is the Ghost Ship
and it carries the sweet souls
of those who died,
and some yet to be found,
the echoes of dance party music,
ashes of paintings,
whispers of poetry,
and dreams of those
who believe that artists
can live and work together.

We mourn the loss of these lives
and their gifts ungiven.
We grieve the lack of safety
and the lack of support
for the arts in our country.
We pray for comfort
for so many left behind,

and that all the angels in heaven,
and all the bells on earth,
and all the souls
of this dark solstice
pause
to claim that this ship sails
into a harbor of love.

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2 Responses to For the sorrow in Oakland, California

  1. celestem579 says:

    Thank you, Maren. I pray with you. May those who have seen God’s light through the eyes of beauty be brought to eternity through immediate grace.

    Many blessings to you! Celeste

    On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 9:24 AM, Gifts in Open Hands wrote:

    > Maren posted: “(When I first moved to the Boston area from New York I > lived in an artists collective called the Chickering Piano Factory. My > heart breaks at the losses from the fire in Oakland.) If there are three > ships of Christmas Day, then one of them is the G” >

  2. Maren says:

    Thank you Celeste. This is so very tragic.

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