Poems

Where Credit Is Due …

I will sneak past my ego do my loving behind her back so she won’t take charge or puff up like a red balloon pop BANG in mid-air scattering joyfuls from my soul’s truth all over the landscape of the outer world Other people may look up for a moment even admire the explosive sound… Continue reading Where Credit Is Due …

Prayers

Grace for Thanksgiving Celebrations …

Grace Before Meals As we begin this meal with grace, Let us become aware of the memory Carried inside the food before us: The quiver of the seed Awakening in the earth, Unfolding in a trust of roots And slender stems of growth, On its voyage toward harvest, The kiss of rain and surge of… Continue reading Grace for Thanksgiving Celebrations …

Interreligious, Poems

Fear is the Cheapest Room in the House …

Fear is the cheapest room in the house I would like to see you living In better conditions, For your mother and my mother Were friends. I know the Innkeeper In this part of the universe. Get some rest tonight, Come to my verse again tomorrow. We’ll go speak to the Friend together. I should… Continue reading Fear is the Cheapest Room in the House …

Quotes

Healing Woundedness …

The healing of our present woundedness may lie in recognizing and reclaiming the capacity we have to heal each other, the enormous power in the simplest of human relationships: the strength of a touch, the blessing of forgiveness, the grace of someone else taking you just as you are and finding in you an unsuspected… Continue reading Healing Woundedness …