Category Archives: Poems

More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi

“The Japanese art of Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, repairs broken pottery with seams of gold. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object even more beautiful for being broken. It is a long and difficult process, but the results are … Continue reading

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And the Table will be Wide

And the Table will be Wide by Jan Richardson And the table will be wide. And the welcome will be wide. And the arms will open wide to gather us in. And our hearts will open wide to receive. And we … Continue reading

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On Time and Prayer

On Time by John Milton Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race, Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours, Whose speed is but the heavy plummet’s pace; And glut thyself with what thy womb devours, Which is no more … Continue reading

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Everything is New

Everything is New Or, What I learned from my grandson this summer: He hides to be found and runs to be caught. He cries for some comfort and giggles when glad. He eats till he sleeps and sleeps till he … Continue reading

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Tongue’s Confession

Tongue’s Confession by Deene Webb Clever, clever I think that I’m so clever, As poison spits between my teeth.“Hey, I know!” she says, eyes bright, but sarcasm thick as honey, green as slime seals her idea’s fate.They recoil from my … Continue reading

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A Prayer for my Son on his wedding day

A Prayer for my Son on his wedding day: “Your eyes are so big and bright my son I can see you smile with your eyes…” These are the opening words of the song I wrote for you,    the … Continue reading

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I Walk Alone

Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a prophetic instalment into modernity’s bleak wasteland of empty streets, shallow hearts, and lonely walks. With the cover of his album featuring a graffiti of a downcast angel with eyes crossed out in … Continue reading

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