July 19, 2018

Pic & Poem of the Week: June 26, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week June 26, 2016 For your pleasure and contemplation, I am posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead us to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • • • Walker, your footsteps are the […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: June 19, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week June 19, 2016 For your pleasure and contemplation, I am posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead us to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • • • The Sound of Trees I […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: June 12, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week June 12, 2016 For your pleasure and contemplation, I am posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead us to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • • • Lord, give me blessed fear […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: June 5, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week June 5, 2016 For your pleasure and contemplation, I am posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead us to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • • • As Kingfishers Catch Fire As […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: May 29, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week May 29, 2016 For your pleasure and contemplation, I am posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead us to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • • • The Real Work It may […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: May 22, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week May 22, 2016 (Holy Trinity) For your pleasure and contemplation, I will begin posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead you to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • […]

midwinter

midwinter in long and deep midwinter dreams of spring arise of fulsome brooks and fragile buds of warmer winds and skies that, moaning, pour the anguished tears of childbirth on the land and ‘midst the muddy, messy muck transform the slender strands weaving a carpet ‘neath the trees which don their own green gowns and fill […]

Lottie

Lottie When first we met in summer it seemed as though that fall would be her last, one final Christmas if by strength. But she from tough Kentucky stock and hills that had withstood the mines and stills and feuds, determined, spoke of other plans: I’ll plant my flowers in spring, outlast the winter and get […]

Advent II: Mercy takes the risk of birth

Advent II Mercy takes the risk of birth. I thought of this poem last week, when each day seemed to bring more news of violence, death, and fear. It gave me words when I had none. It portrays the world in realistic terms and speaks of God’s response to the world at all times: overcome […]

A Thanksgiving Sonnet

A Thanksgiving Sonnet 2015 When in these dark’ning days the world goes bare And gray the sky above and brown beneath When I awake to frosty silver morns Break out my woolen coat and cross the heath All life seems to have fled and left behind A scene bereft of color’s warm embrace Through breath’s […]