Tag Archives: poem

Hymn from Aotearoa, adaptable to other local settings

I am thrilled to have been given a new hymn and a poem from Philip Garside who is a publisher (contact information below for those who are looking!) Let me first give you background information on both pieces from his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Two liturgical poems from Aotearoa

Erice Fairbrother of Aotearoa / New Zealand sends two poems which are for the gathered community or the indiviudal. Erice offers this introduction to the first one. Here is a poem – thinking of the frailty of relationships, how easy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Rachel sits on her father’s gods

There are texts which never make their way into the Revised Common Lectionary and yet call to me with some contemporary significance. Genesis 31: 19-35 is such a story and one that I have been thinking about since U.S. Father’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Questions

Todd Jenkins, poet and photographer, asks questions and invites us to do so. You and I will learn very little about one another or anything else, for that matter, if all we do is ask questions for which we have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Little boxes – Improv on Matthew 17: 4

 With thanks to Malvina Reynolds and the interpretation of Pete Seeger. Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of tacky faith, little boxes, doors with locks, so full of pride and full of pain. There’s a green one and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Improvisations on Matthew 5: 38-48

Who’s Blushing Now?             “…If anyone wants to sue you and take away your coat, give your cloak as well”             Matthew 5:40 Naked is not about buttocks and balls, door-knob knees, little pot belly, ribs a-countable, pecs not what … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

How Marvelous is the World that You Have Made, O God — poem from South Africa

One of my favorite poets is Isobel deGruchy from South Africa. This poem is from her chapbook “Walking On,” a book of her poetry, watercolor and photographs. This photograph of the moon over Maurituris accompanies the poem. Calm sea in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment