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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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After the Massacre: A Christmas Poem

  When it was accomplished, and Herod’s soldiers returned from Bethlehem, a silence settled over the land like frost. The odd wailing, like the purposeless wind. And it came to pass in those days that a mother, after her child … 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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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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Your Monday blessing: ‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season Autumn’s ancient days are freshly here – The fall of man’s ambition, bringing grace. Angelic ghosts and costumed babes endear The infant twinklings ‘neath the moon’s new face. Delicious dark, your mystery unbound Brings freedom to the … Continue reading

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Poem: Santa Letter

Santa Letter   At my age, I seldom hear reindeer in the night. The wise and the wondrous, in search of the Christ child, pass my door by. No crying here. It’s as it should be. My eye swims in … Continue reading

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