Category Archives: meditations & poems

VIGIL, HALLOWED BE

VIGIL, HALLOWED BE

shadows fall

Sun bids us rest waking

other brethren to the day

dark . . .

paten holds no Bread

tonight - earth ground

sign of our return . . .

white

candles straight

names recalled faces

finite minds remembering

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HALLOW E’EN

HALLOW E'EN

And soon the reaping time will come grim grinning tricky Death with sharpened scythe tread fields white to harvest let him . . . His reward: tares teased burned dull red coal black cold ash . . . Angel-reapers chant gather home golden sheaves each full bursting grain a name writ . . . And we our invitations to a future treat hugged close to breast light birthday … Continue Reading ››
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Offering

Offering (Barbara Messner c. 2005)

His heart went out to them and he fed them, hoping they would recognize: that the satisfaction of hunger lies in leaving accustomed sustenance, and waiting for him to come amongst them, waiting in the open, in emptiness, needing to meet him and share whatever may be on offer. People were fed, but grew greedy to depend on such providing. They would have made … Continue Reading ››
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The Song of Lazarus

The Song of Lazarus

He called. I returned. What else could I do? Though hard it was, and dark To put on failing flesh, I did not think to blame. He called. I came forth. What else could I do, Though hard it was to walk All swaddled like a babe? I heard him speak my name. The crowd shrank away. What else could they do? He grew … Continue Reading ››
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