Tag: poetry

Wednesday of Hope – Hope is with You

Hope   Hope is with you when you believe The earth is not a dream but living flesh, That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie, That all things you have ever seen here Are like a garden looked at from a gate.   You cannot… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope is with You”

Christmas Eve – Receiving God

  It is good for a person to receive God Into himself or herself And I call this receptivity the work of a virgin. But it is better When God becomes fruitful within a person. For becoming fruitful as a result of a gift… Continue Reading “Christmas Eve – Receiving God”

Wednesday of Hope – Wendell Berry’s Wisdom

When despair for the world grows in me, And I wake in the night in fear . . . I go and lie down where the wood drake Rests in beauty on the water, And the great heron feeds. I come into the peace… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Wendell Berry’s Wisdom”

Wednesday of Hope – Saving Hope

Because we spill not only milk  Knocking it over with an elbow When we reach to wipe a small face But also spill seed on soil we thought was fertile but isn’t, And also spill whole lives, and only later see in fading light… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Saving Hope”

Courage Not to Fear

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. Sarah Williams from “The Old Astronomer to His Pupil” in Best Loved Poems of the American People

The Tetons – Crammed with God’s Beauty

This is one of my favorite quotes from poetry: Earth’s crammed with heaven And every common bush Afire with God But only he who sees, Takes off his shoes. The rest sit round it, And pluck blackberries. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning  

We Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation

Annunciation  by Marie Howe Even if I don’t see it again—nor ever feel it I know it is—and that if once it hailed me it ever does— And so it is myself I want to turn in that direction not as towards a place,… Continue Reading “We Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation”

Where, O Where, Shall We Find God?

Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning from Aurora Leigh

On the Tenth Day of Christmas

I light candles this Christmas Candles of joy, despite all sadness, Candles of hope where despair keeps watch. Candles of courage where fear is ever present, Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days, Candles of grace to ease heavey burdens. Candles of love to inspire… Continue Reading “On the Tenth Day of Christmas”

On the Sixth Day of Christmas

I will light candles this Christmas Candles of joy, despite all sadness, Candles of home where despair keeps watch, Candles of courage where fear is ever present, Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days, Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens, Candles of love to… Continue Reading “On the Sixth Day of Christmas”