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

Lightning in the Dark

Lightning flashes in a darkened sky And is gone again The sky remains, ready for another flash. Listen! to your soul’s song What you hear, you have heard before The flash is new—no repeated refrain Yet you recognize it at once, as an old friend. Listen! to a song of our planet Despairing voices in … 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