Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

Dance with Me

Each summer the mountains here resound with music and dancing. In case this sounds familiar, I’ve written about this before. Folkmoot dancers from around the world come to our little town in the Smokies to share their dance traditions with … Continue reading

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Go Forth in Joy

From time to time my interest in prayers and litany for worship has led me into song, at least the words if not some efforts at a melody. Scott Taylor, our Director of Music and Worship Arts at our church, … Continue reading

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Pay Attention

As I was working over my recent poems I became more aware than ever that they arise from the simple act of paying attention. If I’m asked again about what enables me to write my poetry, I will start and … Continue reading

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The Great River

Here the Rio Grande is dry             a hollow bone without the marrow             a sleeping body without blood             waiting             patient as the ceaseless wind             blowing tumbleweeds             into the dry rushes on its banks. They say … Continue reading

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