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Basilicas and Baptisms

This isn’t quite my dream baptismal font. It’s so close it isn’t even funny. A few years back sitting on a beach in North Carolina I sketched the underside of a pier, turned the page and drew my ideal baptismal … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 17 – Allen Gingsberg

I just can’t skip Gingsberg, he’s got one of the best senses of rhythm I’ve ever encountered. Especially if you want to rant and rave! He’s pedantic and arrogant and boastful, and Kurt Vonnegut does a great slam on Gingsberg … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 16 – Denise Levertov

To Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being – Denise Levertov Birds afloat in air’s current, sacred breath? No, not breath of God, it seems, but God the air enveloping the whole globe of being. It’s we who … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 12 – Emily Dickinson

Hope by Emily Dickinson “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 9 – Wordsworth

It is a Beauteous Evening – by William Wordsworth It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquility; The gentleness of … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 7 – If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 6 – Brown Penny by Yeats

For our Monday pleasure, a poem about love, a poem about beginnings, William Butler Yeats wrote Brown Penny, and I find for me, the perpetual procrastinator, that this is a poem about getting off the ground. Beginnings happen often with … Continue reading

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