Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

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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The Heritage of Mata Ortiz

Las Cruces is in America’s Borderland with Mexico. We are staying in fact in Old Mesilla, where the Gadsden Purchase was signed that defined the geographical border between the two countries. But the cultural border is a matter of shading. … Continue reading

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