Category Archives: Devotional Poetry

Exist

Lately, I’ve been putting prayer on the to-do list.I know, I know: there’s something spiritually amiss about this,a lack of authentic devotionality, a careless mix-up ofthe self-help priorities. Worse, it’s sometimes sixth, or seventh on the list.Some days, I don’t … Continue reading

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The Trick

The trickis to open your handswide enoughto hold the sunrise

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Idiot Wind

Listen, he said, it’s like this.Some idiot farmer has thrown your plans into the wind, like seeds.God knows why. On the highway, 18-wheelers roar continuallyover several of your dreams.Don’t worry, the birds are cleverer than those monsters,they’ll get there, eventually, … Continue reading

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Breathe

When things go wrong, and wrong again,And disappointment sets up campUpon your spirit:Breathe. Breathe in the moment’s dampAnd heavy-laden wisdom, sent From higher places to your cell,A missive seeping to the bone.Take it in, hear it,Let prayer, that holds all … Continue reading

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The Morning Gets Her Skates On

Last night, Dawn sensedyou were having a rough one.So she laced up her boots,and stepped gingerly out onto the sky.Tottering at first, on golden legs,she breathed into the strength of her own centre,then, after sharpening her edges on the nearest … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: The Final Word

Crave not the final word. The Grim Reaper, it’s pretty clear,has nothing terribly important to say, after all. Meanwhile, only a drop or two~from your mouth today,might fall like seedsonto the waiting harvest,and be utterly obliterated into joy.

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The Divine Symposium

The gods and I were discussing which was better – a Twitter account, or access to birdsong. Apollo said something funny that I can’t repeat. Then we got out our harps, and played until lunch:nectar, wine, ambrosia, and what I … Continue reading

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“Daybreak”

This morning, the day broke into this house of mine again.The past was gone. Later, I’m sure I will change the locks –who can bear such unrelenting thievery? – but for now, sitting amongst the gold-strewn sky, I give to … Continue reading

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“No poem”

I have no poem to offer you, my friends:only a pale flower,arms outstretched in joytoward the stormy heavens.

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Generic Prayer Instructions

Find nature, then be in it. Go to a body of placid water. Sit. Notice who is in charge of the planets and the earth. Not you, is it? Very well. Keep sitting. Create a body of placid water. Notice … Continue reading

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