Monthly Archives: December 2014

Holiest

Snowflakes swirl oh, so free And oh, so lightly land; Your hair, it wears a crown of thorns That dies away so grand. For God is not inside your head, Nor grim-mouthed red-tailed saint, And foolish prayer lies fully dead … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest

Bright, white, puffy clouds scattered about, each one the plump little commander of its own separate space; clear blue sky all the spaces high between, so seeming close, yet all untouched; crisp, cold breezes slipping down the brown, snow-sprinkled mountains … Continue reading

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Big Bag

“I have a purpose in life,” the young man said. “It’s bigger than me. And you, what are you doing? Painting pictures that probably no one will ever see. Pictures of hills and roads and children and lakes and cities—and … Continue reading

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It Waits (Poem for a child)

When leaves go brown and gold Their tails no longer hold; Then down they slip and glide, A-swaying side to side, Until they’ve wrapped and crowned Their brothers on the ground. And when the winds go fast They skip along … Continue reading

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It Waits (a poem for a child)

When leaves go brown and gold Their tails no longer hold; Then down they slip and glide, A-swaying side to side, Until they’ve wrapped and crowned Their brothers on the ground. And when the winds go fast They skip along … Continue reading

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Go, My Friend (a poem for a small child)

This long-legged spider is so thin, How does he walk, I wonder. Just one mistake a leg would break, Or too strong shake of thunder. I hardly feel him in my hand, He has no weight at all. Go, my … Continue reading

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Silent Eye (a child’s poem)

I wake up in the darkness And nothing do I see But one little mark of brightness Moving steadily. I watch it through my window, A tiny dot of red, Just one little mark of brightness Moving overhead. And now … Continue reading

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