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Moving poems – two dogs

Sniffing through clutter and boxes,with sweet old furniture,(every chair a vantage point to see the world,every sofa a bed,every bed a bed, every table a placefor the falling of crumbs)all missing from familiar rooms, the old beagle Willie is frightened,looks … Continue reading

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Moving poems –fragile things

I am packing the fragile things today,my favorite teapot, china cup,grandma’s crystal candy dish,a second-grade project –the ones that shatter so easily – the echo of a dog bark, one who died,ashes scattered more thantwenty years ago,a backyard high school … Continue reading

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Guest post from Kviv, Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili

I am grateful to be able to share this and letters which may follow from my friend Malkhkaz who is the Bishop of the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia. I retain his English spelling. Dear Friends, I have taken these … Continue reading

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Prayer for Soweto, South Africa

Christ of the changing of water to wine,of joy at greeting friends in inns,of tenderness and weepingat the tragedies of life, be, we pray, the comfort and the careof those who mournfourteen of your childrenkilled last night in the tavernin … Continue reading

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Moving poems – the daylily

The daylily blooms in this placefor this single day.I have been in the housefrom which I am movingfor twenty-nine years of days. This one is beautiful.Let the boxes wait a while. I trust the beauty of this bloomingthen return to … Continue reading

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Cheating with Poems, Guest Post by Mark Saline

Cheating with Poems “My wife fell in love with her doctor’s stethoscope“because it listened to her heart.” I woke up one morningafter a seductive dreamand discovered a poemlying next to me in bed. The poem turned me on.Turning to a … Continue reading

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My country, shame on thee

This country that I loveacts in ways I approve and disapproveevery year, every year, every year,and, still, I celebrateon this midsummer day with fireworks, hotdogs,  parades of decorated bikes and old carswhat is the bestin the far past and newer … Continue reading

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Gratitudes for Canada Day

I, citizen of the United States, celebratemy dear friends in Canada,(you know who you are,so very many of you)and the remarkable gifts you are in my life,(yes, you who sent poutine packetslast October). I also celebrate Louise Penny novels,some great … Continue reading

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For the end of June

Swing low sweet pride-month,as we remember the prophets of inclusion,pausing to honor those past,and those among us,and celebrate, even newly anxious,all the gifts of change. So much more than a month,more than rainbow-wear and balloonsand dancing in the street, but … Continue reading

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Angels Weep – Guest post by Carol Hallman

I am always so very grateful when Carol Hallman who brings her insight to the struggle for justice. The Angels weepfor AmericaThe land of the freeIFThat freedom isBeing batteredBeatenTossed and tornRights removed And Angels weepWhere gunsAre of more valueThan children … Continue reading

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