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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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Loneliness is…

Response to a writing prompt from http://www.languageisavirus.com/ Loneliness is the wind without a single tree through which to rustle. Loneliness is the rain without an inch of earth to patter upon. Loneliness is a beautiful, heartbreaking chord without an ear … Continue reading

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Sometimes

The happiest Mothers’ Day and Good Shepherd Sunday to everyone! “The Lord is my shepherd;  I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul.”  –  Psalm 23 Sometimes … 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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Four Short Verses for May

Read them together if you like, or take them separately – four little poems that came to me on this beautiful May morning.  Happy May Day!  And happy Feast of St. Joseph! The mist obscures far-away things, as if to … Continue reading

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“Good” Friday?

“Yet it was our pain that he bore, our sufferings he endured. We thought of him as stricken, struck down by God and afflicted, But he was pierced for our sins, crushed for our iniquity.” —  Isaiah 53: 4 – … Continue reading

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Miteinander Leben

Gestern schrieb ich mein erstes Gedicht auf Deutsch.  Wenn Sie sehen, dass es inkorrekt ist, bitte sagen Sie mir.  Ich hoffe, dass es gefällt Ihnen gut! Wir müssen miteinander leben, daher wollen wir uns verstehen. Wir können aber das nicht … Continue reading

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Marlowe and Marvell: Love-letters

Recently I wrote a short essay comparing and contrasting two poems, Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” and Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress.”  Both poems take the general form of a speaker addressing his beloved.  I have … Continue reading

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