Monthly Archives: April 2014

Simplicity

She lies still in her nursing home bed blind and silent I’m thinking her days are numbered but then so are mine My need for constant doing fails to distract her She has no need for it “No thank you … Continue reading

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Picnics Past

We saw her often in our dog walks through the park She was too weak and fallen to share her comforts hanging onto what remained of picnic memories and ant parades a stone propped up her sunken boards Today her … Continue reading

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Hmmm

Hmmm My neighbor didn’t prune her roses this year—again like I thought she should I didn’t volunteer to help her either. I did once. Funny thing—they’re blooming just fine without me in fact, they are wildly abundant Guess I’m not … Continue reading

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Protected: Poets’ Voice

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View from the Choir

I watch her infant eyes and think of how we all began She takes it in, the whole of it stain glass beaming rainbows candles flickering white draped altar choir singing alleluias Gospel hopes proclaimed chalice gleaming bread blessed and … Continue reading

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Light Seeker

Between mountain tops of faith lie gaps I call the valleys where darkness dims the light I’ve climbed so far to see hope lives in the shadows The wind that held God’s voice In gustful stirrings, turns to whispers Silence … Continue reading

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Wordless…for Janelle

She hears sweet sounds there are no words We are listening well She better than I young white collared boys make music with their bells echoing tones metal against metal a wordless song that slips inside the soul gentle and … Continue reading

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