Monthly Archives: December 2014

Where the Old Year Goes

There is an inn, where the old year goes, On the far hill, where the crabgrass grows, and the honeysuckle, Where the stones incline together, a few aurochs painted on their side, Beneath the thatch of rusted armies and dried … Continue reading

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A room in my heart

Lord, I have prepared a little room in my heart for the child who is the light of the world. Nothing fancy: there’s hay everywhere, I’m afraid, and beneath the mess, the stone hasn’t been polished at all. You know, … Continue reading

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On the Corner of New and Union

On the corner of New and Union, The crossing guard asks me where I’m headed. Now, I’m thirty-eight years old. I’ve been across the street and back again, If you know what I mean. I mumble my thanks, and wave … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: star followers

We, too, have followed a star. Before Bethlehem, it lit the night in alien worlds, resplendent, mattering much to all those with eyes to see. What ancient astrologers tracked its course through their heavens, and saw, in the infinite darkness, … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: for Advent

There will always be Herods in this world: Petty men in large palaces, Murderers of dreams. And there will always be a little Herod in us, Scribbling decrees On our map of the Heavens. There will always be Magi in … Continue reading

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Isaiah 1:4-23 – an interpretation

Woe to this sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken true power, they have despised the Holy One of all lands, and turned their backs on mystery. Why … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing, from Mark Strand

Your (belated) Monday Blessing, from poet Mark Strand, who died on Saturday: A PIECE OF THE STORM Mark Strand for Sharon Horvath From the shadow of domes in the city of domes, A snowflake, a blizzard of one, weightless, entered … Continue reading

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