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Rising-Rhyme

beginning buried in blackness,
bit by bit, bright beams breach the barrier, 
thoughtfully shining thread-like through the silence. 
inside, in the center, something stirs. Continue reading

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Evanescence

What joy can be found
With sorrow close by its side
These two hold hands Continue reading

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Sonder

A hundred raindrops falling on the just and the unjust A hundred fingers tapping thoughtfully at window panes A hundred miles walked to a holy place A hundred voices speaking softly from the heart A hundred kisses blossoming briefly, never … Continue reading

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Die Geheimnisse der Zukunft

Werd’ ich rein wie Edelstein, Einmal in der Zukunft sein? Oder frei wie Falken fliegen, Über dunkle Wolken siegen? Wozu werd’ ich endlich werden, Wie lang stehe ich noch auf Erden? Werd’ ich meine Teufel umbringen, Bevor sie selbst auf mich … Continue reading

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Walking

I could stand still if I knew where I was headed, but the light is gone long since; I have lost my destination (or destiny) in the fog. To walk is stumbling steps, starting, stopping, striking stones before my faltering … Continue reading

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What I Might Have Done

What I Might Have Done Is a poison of uncertainty seeping through my mind. What if, what if… Would I be happier, Would I be more alive? Would that man Have lived a while longer Had I been there By … Continue reading

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The Ugly Duckling?

Everyone’s heard Hans Christian Andersen’s story of the ugly duckling, in which a young waterbird believes himself to be a duck, but looks nothing like the other ducks… And finally runs away, and eventually finds that he’s actually a swan. But have you heard the tale of the duckling who didn’t believe he was a duckling? …No? Well, let me tell you. Continue reading

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The Heart of the Blues

Themes in “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin “Sonny’s Blues” is a short story about two brothers in Harlem, New York, who are torn apart and finally reunited by jazz. At least superficially, that is. Such a description of course does … Continue reading

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Change is in the Heart

He thought he knew himself, inside and out. He thought he knew what was wrong. He thought he knew the way to fix it. He looked in the mirror, found a different person each day. He looked for the reason … Continue reading

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Flower of the Field

“This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice in it and be glad.”  – Psalm 118: 24 O blooming flower of the field, what joy there is in thee! Without a single word or sound thou speakest … Continue reading

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