Monthly Archives: April 2013

Parable of the Pear and the Pair

The Bradford Pear is in full bloom now,
thirty feet of boughs and branches
covered with false promises,
white as heaven, each blossom a little lie: Continue reading

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A Good Day Off

But when I got home and stepped out into the sixty-degree air on a beautifully sunny day… well, plans changed. I put the wood in the garage and shifted to the new plans.
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Unseasonably Gorgeous

It was surreal to see the white clustered shapes of Bradford Pears nearly disappear against the sudden backdrop of snow. Fallow fields showed pure white. The northern edges of bare-branched trees starked white-boned sketches against the hills. Continue reading

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Gettin’ Ready

I’ve held the hands
of those whose final hours
were upon them,
prayed with their families
in that time of groaning and grieving. Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Visit

She’s in remarkably good health for a dying woman:
nothing really hurts,
everything else works
with both mind and body.
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Faith, Fear & the Nearness of Eternity

In the howling chillness of the night,
a thin skin of ice formed
un-smoothly on the surface
of the rainwater tub. Continue reading

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Boston Marathon, 2013

Shards of smoke and fire,
a burning blasting of glass and metal,
yells of horror:
a shock wave of disbelief Continue reading

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