Tag Archives: spirituality

Morning Poem, November 21, 2017

  Outside my door the frost clings to limb and leaf To the grass and fenceposts In the morning sunlight all is shining white Only birds move, and they reverently In the frame of this perfect picture Their flight is … Continue reading

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The Importance of Fathers

    As you know, if you read this blog regularly, I’ve been reading Eudora Welty’s memoir, One Writer’s Beginnings.  She delves deeply into her early life, how her parents surrounded her with books and read to her in their … Continue reading

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The World’s Second-Oldest Faith

    I don’t come to the scriptures as a sophisticate.   I’m a layman.  An interested, believing, and educated layman, yet I know that those learned in the scriptures might often smile as I recount my reactions to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life

  Did you write The Book of Love And do you have faith in God above? Do you believe in rock and roll Can music save your mortal soul And can you teach me how to dance, real slow? Don … Continue reading

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Every Tree I Planted

.   I waited long, too long, it seemed And nothing came to flower My work, my passion and my dreams Were locked in some far tower . “Be brave, walk not by sight, but faith” At last, I finally heard … Continue reading

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Blossom Time

And on this day it’s blossom time They fill the trees like clouds sublime And magic perfume fills the air Reminding men of angel’s hair. . Reminding men of pleasure’s pain And whisp’ring it may come again. To taste it … Continue reading

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Mid-day Post, April 7, 2017

    He stepped through the doorway into the bright morning and stood on the deck and looked out at the sky.  He removed his jacket and took the work gloves from the table on the deck and walked out … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, April 7, 2017

.   This raw April day is like those at February’s end Where grey gloom reigns and the wind will not relent. . Who will curse it and wish for sunlight’s lift And who will seize and embrace it as … Continue reading

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The Scent of the Blossoms

“I remember days that felt like it was raining daises.” John Sebastian “She’s a Lady”   The ancient shamans knew much more: That the year divides into more than four. There are seasons that the earth defines That live inside … Continue reading

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Afternoon Post, March 20, 2017

What follows is a first draft of a chapter in one of the novels I have underway.  The drafts for the other novel in progress (Working Title “Out in The Country”) are posted on a separate blog of the same … Continue reading

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