A Poem: Full Stop

God loves us as mother, father.We must ask no-one else to do the tending. God says ‘I love you’.  Full stop. In that, is everything. We dance in relationship,mother, father, sister, brother,daughter, son. We dance alone. We dance estranged, at fingertips,in close embrace. Even then, God is mother, fathersister, brother. The ones we’ve been given,sought, … More A Poem: Full Stop

Bread II

Bread.We each are given bread. Not to consume. No, the bread we are givenis not for our own sustaining, although we will eat tooand be satisfied. No, the bread we each possess,risen like a dough kneaded, left to rise alonein its place – this bread is brought to lifethrough heat, baked and broken,torn to many … More Bread II

A Poem: Attention

I see so many peoplecounting the cost. But beauty does not take a backward step,a departing bow. I think instead if we take up a chair,pull alongside, beauty serves us,washes our feet,pours out wine, anoints our hairwith oil. I see so many peoplemeasuring griefs. But beauty does not read chartsor statistics – just attends. Attends … More A Poem: Attention