Category Archives: Devotional Poetry

Your Monday Blessing: The Calculus of Prayer

In the morning, when I talk to God, I say, I would love to find a clean pair of boxers waiting for me on the laundry rack, but then don’t worry about me, God; you must have much bigger matters … Continue reading

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Your Monday(ish) blessing: No Wisdom Whatsoever

I slept well last night, and this morning I managed to not check the news on my phone. I went and drank coffee, sat there. For a moment or two. Found a book of stories on the shelf that spoke … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Third Sheep from the Left

The third sheep from the left is the holy child. You can see her, in the frame of her mother’s camera, at the heart of the heavens and the earth. In her, the earliest secrets of love are revealed. Before … Continue reading

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Halloween Dream

It has been foretold that you will enter an uncertainty, vast and deep – a dark wood, unattempted yet in prose or rhyme – armed only with an orange, plastic, pumpkin bucket. Your parent or guardian is in the distance … Continue reading

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Welcome to this Humble Day

God, I welcome you into my humble day. Please make yourself at home. Sorry about the clutter – I forgot you were coming, and then a thousand projects of inclination left their mark. The problem with possession is that things … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Once Again I Recommit to my Surrender

Your Monday Blessing: Once Again I Recommit to my Surrender Once again I recommit to my surrender to love. They point their little guns at us, there isn’t much time. Raise the mast heavenward, unfurl the rainbow flag. I stand … Continue reading

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Plain Speech

God loves especially the poor, for he is eager to give them everything. God loves especially the hungry, for she is eager to feed them. God loves especially those who cry, for ze is eager to wipe away their tears. … Continue reading

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