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sometimes poetry, vol. 6

When it is time for poetry. “Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God, “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the Lord’s hand Double for all her sins.” A voice is calling, “Clear the way for […]

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sometimes poetry, vol. 5

When it is time for poetry.   I look towards the wintering trees To hush my fretful soul As they rise to face the icy sky And hold fast beneath the snow Their rings grow wide, their roots go deep That they might hold their height And stand like valiant soldiers Through the watches of […]

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sometimes poetry vol. 4

When it is time for poetry. Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead […]

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sometimes poetry vol. 3

This weekend I am retreating. And what better way to retreat than to embrace quiet words? This weekend I will sit in a quiet chair and walk on a quiet beach and hold a quiet empty book in my hands, with a small bag of pens and I will write quietly. I’m grateful the quiet […]

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sometimes poetry vol. 2

In keeping with a lovely suggestion to practice poetry… I have loved hours at sea, gray cities, The fragile secret of a flower, Music, the making of a poem That gave me heaven for an hour; First stars above a snowy hill, Voices of people kindly and wise, And the great look of love, long […]

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