Poems, Seasons, Vocations

The Winter of Listening …

No one but me by the fire, my hands burning red in the palms while the night wind carries everything away outside. All this petty worry while the great cloak of the sky grows dark and intense round every living thing. What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind… Continue reading The Winter of Listening …

Poems, Prayers, Seasons

Midsummer Prayer …

In midsummer, under the luminous sky of everlasting light, the laced structures of thought fall away like the filigrees of the white diaphanous dandelion turned pure white and ghostly, hovering at the edge of its own insubstantial discovery in flight. I’ll do the same, watch the shimmering dispersal of tented seeds lodge in the tangled… Continue reading Midsummer Prayer …

Poems, Prayers

Blessing For The Longest Night …

All throughout these months as the shadows have lengthened, this blessing has been gathering itself, making ready, preparing for this night. It has practiced walking in the dark, traveling with its eyes closed, feeling its way by memory by touch by the pull of the moon even as it wanes. So believe me when I… Continue reading Blessing For The Longest Night …