Monthly Archives: August 2012

Of Floods and Droughts

This reminds me, too,
somehow,
that it is far easier
to give alms
than to endure poverty.
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Isaac Makes Landfall

In the surge of the storm
one finds a focus
so easily lost
in the days of ordinary ease
and comfort. Continue reading

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One Piece at a Time

Whether you’re talking about mills or marriages, or a whole lot of other things, fixing one part is a start to things working better. Continue reading

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Rain Dance

This sort of freshening
does not often come in August:
soft and slow,
a gentle seeping
from cloud to earth, Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit

To sincerely desire and work for the good of others
To celebrate and honor the things that are truly good
To seek and promote that which builds relationship with all
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From Dust, Angels

Held to earth
by body and breath,
rarely eager for the death
that brings us that final release, Continue reading

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Cider Makin’

In the middle of August, on a Saturday that seems more like September, Randa and I are making apple cider from the windfall apples that we picked up in the three-tree orchard last evening. Continue reading

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Incomprehensible

The vastness of the universe
reflected
in a single drop of dew
blazing like the sun Continue reading

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The Conjoining

What grace it is
to speak words of healing
to the aching wound, Continue reading

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The Sound and the Fury

To be sure, there are times for righteous indignation in a wicked world. But we should also keep in mind that we were not saved by the whip with which Jesus drove the money-mongers from the temple. Continue reading

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