Tag: Poetry

Speaking

Flowers from event at Wesley United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA

Two people were in a relationship when one was speaking. Every choice was discussed; again one was speaking. Actions present here created with a distant mind. Control and freedom within one was speaking. Happy and silence are cherished for love and reward. Fearing thoughts since a… Continue Reading “Speaking”

Incorporated

from Letters and Papers from Prison By Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “I will write to you in Italy about the Song of Solomon. I would in fact read it as a song about earthly love, and that is probably the best ‘christological’ interpretation.” Rightly do they love.… Continue Reading “Incorporated”

In the thought of the marrows

Photo of log at Roux 61 in Baton Rouge, LA

“GOD guard me from those thoughts men think In the mind alone; He that sings a lasting song Thinks in a marrow-bone;” – from A Prayer For Old Age – Poem by William Butler Yeats, 1935. The completeness of being happy did not have… Continue Reading “In the thought of the marrows”

Unclassifiable

“The ideal of every science is that of a closed and completed system of truth. … Phenomena unclassifiable within the system are therefore paradoxical absurdities, and must be held untrue.” – William James, The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, 1912 “The… Continue Reading “Unclassifiable”

Life Steward

Trees in Arlington, VA

Brokenness sounds Like a branch with a slight tear. Compelling discourse of imagined err. Possible hurt is as now. But wholeness is shrugged Like the healthy bough. Photo of Arlington, VA

Signs. Roman Style

Photo in Rome, Italy

Roman Law is in effect. All foresaw its coming. Where food and drinks are circumspect, the fortitude is numbing. New years come on marked streets. in arrears already. When dull mottos must repeat, Save gelato and spaghetti. Photo in Rome, Italy.

There’s still time

Baton Rouge Christmas Mall

There’s still time to stand eye to eye, becoming still and being met. Intaking resolute joy, So that to have no need of debt. And every plan of new descent is left for what’s unknown. Anticipation is cast off and full awareness hone. Photo… Continue Reading “There’s still time”

Measuring Line

Sarcophagus at Santa Maria Antiqua Church

A story was incised And all the faces hewn. Their life was canonized For futures to attune. The looming of the giants Left two paths of wreck. To be more was defiance. To be less were all in check. Photo at Santa Maria Antiqua… Continue Reading “Measuring Line”