Monthly Archives: March 2013

Driving Back from Little Rock

watching my son
and my daughter-in-law
holding their newborn daughter

is somehow as precious to me
as holding her myself Continue reading

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Insight

we were not made
for miles or moments
but for a life
that extends beyond life,
for existence that transcends living. Continue reading

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Fashion Statement

The last time I shaved my chin
was for my mother’s eightieth birthday; Continue reading

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A Shower of Faith

This was not a parody of optimism, an expression that hoped the heart would actually believe what was being said. This was a gift of faith, a genuine believing that what was hoped for would be received. Continue reading

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A Good Thawing

It takes a greater warmth
than slightly above freezing
to ease into these colder places
where fewer traces of sun
and warm breeze can reach. Continue reading

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A Little Effort

If all of us who like to feel appreciated would deliberately spend a few minutes a day expressing it for others, there’d be a lot more appreciation in the world. And we might find out that showing appreciation feels at least as good as receiving it. Continue reading

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Of Coming Light

Just above the dark spreading form
of the cottonwood tree,
a quarter moon bleeds through
the thin drifting clouds. Continue reading

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