Category Archives: Devotional Poetry

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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The Baal Shem Tov

The Baal Shem Tov One might, in turn, believe and not believe in reincarnation, in order to say, “next life, I’d do it happier,” and then embrace this one.

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Lord’s Prayer

Lord’s Prayer Boss, we’ve still got that deal. (right?) Give me bread Give me life even when I don’t deserve life in Your eyes. I’ll give life to those who don’t deserve life in my eyes. I’ll make You holy. … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: the self

May your find yourself so often and in so many marvellous guises that the I is the aperture to all things

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Your Monday Blessing: Your Next Breath

Dear one I am keeping your next breath very close to me I carry it around like a sacred amulet like a child’s toy like the sky itself in my heart with it I walk on the earth dignified and … Continue reading

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Good Friday prayer

On this good, good Friday my heart goes out to my companions at Calvary, by which I mean those who are witnesses to the death of life and end of love, those who are broken open like crumbs upon the … Continue reading

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