Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

Poetry and Public Prayer

We Americans are once again in a full-throated struggle over the viability of our republican institutions of constitutional government. The would-be despot our founders feared has indeed seized administrative control of our national government while the party he commandeered knuckles … Continue reading

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Charlie and Harold

A few weeks ago I took part once again in the Poet’s Gathering in Winston-Salem North Carolina, sponsored by Press 53. In one of our workshops Adrian Rice, a poet from Ireland who teaches at Appalachian State University, asked us … Continue reading

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Remembering Martin, In Fearful Times

We will not let our fear             beget the fear             that frozen into bullets             separates us from the love             that frees us from such fear,             that we forgetting all the faithful             who have gone before … Continue reading

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Galactic Sipapu

I hear that every spiral galaxy             has only one black hole, an eye to look into the nothing             that contains the light of stars too vast to count,             the memory of the energy released to birth a … Continue reading

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