Category Archives: Poetry and Songs

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

Posted in Ecology, Poetry and Songs, Travel Journal, Worship and Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Petroglyphs at Three Rivers

Images of lizards             birds                                                 sheep                         stuck full of arrows                                     suns                                                                         and faces                         shaped like moons             were seared into                                     … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Personal Events, Poetry and Songs, Travel Journal | Tagged | 3 Comments

O Sacred Head

  In the Organ Mountains             the head of a canyon             often weeps             among the desolated trees. It’s a sacred place             where the earth’s ribs             wounded by heat             and violent force             rise up             … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Events, Poetry and Songs, Travel Journal, Worship and Spirituality | Comments Off on O Sacred Head

A Liturgy from the Roundtable Gathering

As close readers of this blog site already know, I gather every month with about fifteen other people at a round table for a time of circle conversation, prayer, song, and recommitment to the work of reconciliation. Urged on by … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Songs, Roundtable Ministries Project, Worship and Spirituality | 1 Comment