Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

The Faure Requiem with Poetry

On October 14 our choir at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville, North Carolina, presented six movements of the beloved Requiem by Gabriel Fauré as the heart of a service of worship. Scott Taylor, our Director of Music and the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Fears

Wild wings flashing           He           Cardinal thrashes enemies, marauders of his nest, his mate, his reddened honor. Daylight wakes his vigilant defense. Each window shows the face         … Continue reading

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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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