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    Pentecost flames

    Dancing

    Pentecost I watch Your branches dance, bathed in morning sun, and wonder at the work of Spirit’s breath between the leaves; what You have begun You will fulfill, and we who wait so...
    mirror and flowers

    Scars and Make Me a Mirror

    Scars Some wounds take a long time to heal; some wounds never heal; sometimes there are scars, perpetual evidence of a love well-lived. You still have the wounds, evidence of...
    hand holding red flower

    Triduum Poems

    Sunsong (Gethsemane prayer, Holy Thursday) sunlight pours upon the field in early autumn. wheat grows thin, nourishing the wind. soft-spoken daffodils wait for the tide, sheltered only by a song. now shall...
    bread crumbs

    We Are Such a Mix

    Each year at the start of Lent, I notice again my need for God’s grace to bring me back from all the ways I’ve...
    frozen lake - winter chill

    Days Hazed, When Such Winter Chill, and Light Too Bright to Behold

    Days Hazed days hazed, holding their knowing, known in hope only, open too slowly, while these days filled too full quit too quickly, knowing not yet caught. yet hazed days are wonders working, slowly...
    "The Return of the Holy Family from Egypt" by Nicolas Enriquez - via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - licensed under CC0 1.0

    The Return Home

    That Christmas, when we were in love, he gave me a watercolor he’d done some years before of the Holy Family’s return from Egypt....
    poetry - word written in journal

    Three Poems

    Jubilee You’ve multiplied the many fruits of every gift You’ve given me: music, service, intellect, with love-begetting-love multiplied most; and now like a plant in a pot You ask me to rest; and looking...
    heart

    Love as if . . .

    Love as if loving is the first thing on your to-do list. Love as if you have no other plan but to love. Love as if...
    Vaux Passional - "The Incredulity of Thomas, Who Places His Finger in the Wound" - public domain

    This Is Your Easter, Thomas

    The moniker “doubting Thomas” has always bothered me. Thomas did, after all, have great faith, enough faith to give up everything he knew—family, friends,...
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    As Kingfishers Catch Fire (Song)

    In honor of National Poetry Month, enjoy this musical rendition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” by the Euphonage. If you’re receiving this...

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