Category: poetry

Small Wonders

Small wonder that in all the eras of earth He came to Roman rule Roman roads lead everywhere While Roman discipline amplified The utter helplessness of captive humanity: Pax Romana could not offer peace on earth. Small wonder that Jews being humans They called… Continue Reading “Small Wonders”

Expecting Sunday

Weekday morning, sitting in my row, Sun warming wood to a burnished glow, Soft and silent this sanctuary here, Waiting, expecting Sunday. Weekday, morning, I must sit still, Listening to the Father, if I’d do His will, Stopping to be silent and sanctuary here,… Continue Reading “Expecting Sunday”

Have You Ever

Have you ever stood in a warm spring day closed your eyes feeling the breeze rush all around you like a cooling, friendly hug? Then feeling your toes– do you feel your toes bending with the contour of grass-clad earth all soft and shiny… Continue Reading “Have You Ever”

Christ and Communion

Back when I was small
And the black suits were tall,
There were services that went on too long,
First one man would preach
And another would teach
Then the people sang melancholy songs,
While black suits would bear
With quiet, solemn care
Bread and juice up aisle and down.

Our Sense of Time and Place

In my last year of teaching, I knew it was my last year of teaching, at least for a time. I didn’t know it in a calculated reasonable way. I didn’t know that I knew, but with that ever elusive sixth sense, I knew,… Continue Reading “Our Sense of Time and Place”