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A Stony Silence

March 14, 2012

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I uncovered a headstone once while racking leaves on a cool autumn day.  The stone was old and worn.  A wind whispered through the trees animating the leaves I had just corralled.  They dance puppetlike around the stone.  I propped my rake against a thigh of one tree and kneeled alongside the headstone.  The circling […]

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How far to the end?

March 10, 2012

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Run on, though the end looms far, Endurance cedes neither rest nor par. Searching scores desire’s needs, Belief is nourished by immortal breeds.   A measured frame these four have made, Despair the semblance of lesser grade. The image true is patient wrest, Like the ancient’s dream when stayed the quest.   Times are, when […]

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

February 19, 2012

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My mother sat on the backyard swing singing ‘sweet chariot’, a song she loved to have sung to her as a child.  She no longer feared a descent into dementia.  Her voice, with the rhythmic cadence of age, and audible for only a short distance from where she sat, found the pitch for each note […]

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The Cross of Christ

February 19, 2012

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A tree stood tall on Nana’s farm.  Its branches, low and wide, were supported by a trunk that took us kids 12 large steps to circle.  On rainy winter days it was the Cross of Christ that bore our sadness and gave us strength to hold out for warm summer days.  Then, giving shade to […]

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The Spider’s Web

February 16, 2012

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‘Caught by beauty, snared by grace’, was the title I gave a picture someone asked me to modify on Photshop.  On an unconscious level the subject repulsed me and so I missed its seductive beauty.  But the repulsion, like a flame that causes unconscious thoughts to boil over onto the cool, calculating surface of the […]

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The hen and I

January 21, 2012

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Like tuning a piano that requires a concerted disregard of the overtones in favor of the fundamental pitch, he refused her overtures and went instead for the egg that lay in her nest.  These things laid eggs so incontinuously in the winter that each one was like finding a treasure.  “Feed I give you guys, […]

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Unbelievable Awe

January 12, 2012

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He sat, transfixed, on the bank of an unknown lake looking at a scene that reminded him of one of the Psalms about the sun, the moon and the stars.  And he wondered where he fit in this unbelievable masterwork.  Indeed, when he considered this scene truthfully he found unbelief to have a closer alliance […]

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