Category Archives: poetry

There is something stronger than despair

I keep thinking about Matthew Warren and William Cowper; men divided by centuries but who might understand each other.  Matthew was the 27 year old son of pastor Rick Warren, and this past Friday Matthew took his own life.  This, … Continue reading

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Lazy Blogging on St. Thomas Sunday

Two years ago I wrote a post about Thomas that I still love with all my heart.  Is that a bad thing to say about your own post?  Regardless, it’s true.  Because I understand Thomas, I think, and I have … Continue reading

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Bachmann raises the question: can a submissive wife be a commanding president?

I left my Google Reader unattended for several days and discovered something interesting when I came back to it:  item after item on “wifely submission”.  What drew all of the attention to this subject?  Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign.  As someone … Continue reading

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For Eastertide: You Whose Name, by Czeslaw Milosz

Death is on our collective mind at the moment, and not just the death of Osama bin Laden.  His death seems to have stirred up again the grief and anger that we’ve suffered as a people over the last ten … Continue reading

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For April, National Poetry Month: Search Engine Poems

Among the stats that Word Press shares with me are the search engine terms that lead people to this blog.  Some of them are banal.  I’ve had dozens of search terms connected to Illinois SB 136.  But some of them….well,  … Continue reading

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April 1: Resolution Update

I’m not clever enough to pull off a joke, so I’m not going to try:  let’s get that right out of the way.  I was going to try to share an April poem with you; you know, something about buds … Continue reading

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George Herbert Will Do Quite Nicely

On a day when life is confusing and disheartening and I feel like griping my heart out to God….it’s nice to know that I can gripe my heart out to God.  Real love means telling the truth, even when it’s … Continue reading

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