New Snow

A winter’s morningA new fall of snowSilence. Light. Peace. Across the water the new snowLifts off the ice, no breeze apparentTo a height of ten or twelve feetAnd remains suspended in the air. As if God raises a white-sleeved armAnd holds a gesture of invitation, saying“Come and see the new this day. See I make all things new. “Always. Even when the established appears eternal. “Even when the bones of the earth seem locked in positions... more

Jan 25

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Chapters of Grace I: It's Not Just New Hampshire That's New
I’m 11 months old. I heard them say that, the people. I am not sure what a month is, but anyway,

Jan 15

Cantankerous

Cantankerous God,Thank you for disagreements. Thank you for moments and people free enough, loud enough, ultimately trusting enough to tell each other off. Each is trusting what they believe. And they are also trying their mutual ability to take it, to give as good as they get. Whether they know it or not, they are contributing to the search for truth, and to the advent of peace, even if the latter only comes when exhausted combatants put their arms on each other’s shoulders and stumble... more

Jan 08

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Prayer for a Pandemic
Prayer for a PandemicThe last day of the second yearFriday of a week of graynessNow and then a bit o

Dec 31

Beyond Fate

Christmas Eve after Eve it seemed harmless enough, but when the snippetrolls unbidden through the mind this eve, it has talons not noted before‘from now on we all will be together, if the fates allow’and the inner voice roars in response:but the fates never allow the fates toy with you plaything for years at a time together together togetheronly to ease into unawareness to the moment when ‘if’ becomes ‘not’and we are not all together from now on.we are not... more

Dec 28

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Supremely Silly
So ridiculous; so unthinking.I stayed three nightsWe prayed togetherI never spoke with any of themWe

Dec 24

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Prayer for a Pandemic
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Why What Why Who
For you, darkness is not dark
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Solstice
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Supremely Silly
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