Days of Advent, Quotes, Seasons

Advent Day 23: Hospitality …

There must be always remaining in every man's life some place for the singing of angels -- some place for that which in itself is breathlessly beautiful and by an inherent prerogative, throwing all the rest of life into a new and creative relatedness -- something that gathers up in itself all the freshets of… Continue reading Advent Day 23: Hospitality …

Poems

A Bird Doesn’t Sing Because It Has An Answer, It Sings Because It Has A Song. …

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. — Maya Angelou from I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsA Darkling ThrushAt once a voice arose among The bleak twigs overhead In a full-hearted evensong Of joy illimited; An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small, In blast-beruffled plume,… Continue reading A Bird Doesn’t Sing Because It Has An Answer, It Sings Because It Has A Song. …

Poems, Seasons

Christmas Poem …

Says a country legend told every year: Go to the barn on Christmas Eve and see what the creatures do as that long night tips over. Down on their knees they will go, the fire of an old memory whistling through their minds! So I went. Wrapped to my eyes against the cold I creaked… Continue reading Christmas Poem …