Good Friday

Today in a time of darkness in the world, with expectation of coming light, I remember this poem I wrote many years ago after a friend shared the meditations he delivered on Good Friday. In the Shadow of Sorrow In the shadow of sorrow My friend speaks from his heart The mystery of sacrifice and … Read more

Our Journeys

This is the first poem I wrote after Marianne died. It makes reference to an earlier poem, The Quality of Love, which is also posted on this blog. In the post I share how that poem came to be, inspired by Marianne. As I reread “Our Journeys” now, over eleven years after I wrote it, … Read more

In the Shadow of Sorrow

In the shadow of sorrow My friend speaks from his heart The mystery of sacrifice and redemption A sense of loss and failure The death of the little self We glimpse the other shore But our raft is not well made There is a deep mystery That we try to understand In the shadow of … Read more

Love’s Return

This morning, after several days of feeling quite good and strong, I experienced a mini-meltdown. I don’t know where the feelings came from, but there was grief and some immature thoughts. Then I remembered a dark time from many years ago when a poem came. I would like to share it with you today.

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