Category Archives: Poetry

Dandelions are Human Weeds

It’s that time of year. Even amid hushes of snow, the dandelions appear. How like us they are, arranging themselves about their clocks, terrified of being uprooted. Created to live for a season and then die beyond themselves, instead they push their … Continue reading

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Happy Sprinter!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Uncertain spring, no longer winter. Transition’s the only permanent thing. So why should we wait to lift up our hearts? Let us huddle together and celebrate Sprinter! ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “To be interested in the…

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

It’s Dr. Seuss’s birth-ish date, so let us stop and celebrate a man who made us all feel better than a Sneetch’s favorite yakhair sweater. You taught us not to think so small, sir, and made our hearts two sizes … Continue reading

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You

Swedish diplomat, economist and author Dag Hammarskjöld was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in 1961. “It is not we who seek the Way, but the Way which seeks us.”

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The Wild Places

Go and worship in the wild places the un-found-out places the forest that has never echoed with human voice the desert that offers no easy welcome or your own heart

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In the Bleak Midwinter

There’s something about midwinter. Perhaps because it’s too cold to go outside, we’re forced to look inside and assess what we see. “Do I like who I’ve become? Is this who I thought I would be?” January’s vows have vanished … Continue reading

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Destination

To you who are in emotional travail who long for healing now right here where you are I want to say healing awaits because it does But it is not here It is in a place to which you must … Continue reading

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