Poetry

Look now, the hidden road 1920 1271 Robert Alan Rife

Look now, the hidden road

Look now, the hidden road denies these footsteps their certainty, unsure though they wend, through what little solid soil succumbs to plodding, silent shoe-footfall. Forward slowly, halting back apace, how…

Look now, the blessed road 1920 1271 Robert Alan Rife

Look now, the blessed road

Look now, the bless-ed road rises to meet feet, weary, uncertain, but sure of steps yet untaken that, parting, greet a step, one step, from that step. Intentions pure where…

A Prayer At Llyn Gwynant 960 638 Tadhg Jonathan

A Prayer At Llyn Gwynant

When the bitter winds blow, and the rain pours onto the soul of your life. When you stumble and fall, and when tears well up inside, but find no release.…

A New Year’s Lament 1920 1032 Kelly Belmonte

A New Year’s Lament

I mourn the way we once marked passages by distance rather than time, how we measured miles instead of minutes, felt the fleeting nature of our very selves instead of…

One Big Happy 1920 1440 Kelly Belmonte

One Big Happy

Christians who drink Christians who get drunk Christians who talk about Christians who drink while sipping Constant Comment Christians who wear ripped jeans to church Christians who never wear jeans…

Lament of Water 1920 1285 Lesley-Anne Evans

Lament of Water

Snow again this morning after several days of deep freeze. Slow flakes freed from heaven lay down at earth’s feet. So much emptying.     I would love to live…

Sounds Of Redemption 1920 1301 D.S. Martin

Sounds Of Redemption

The scraping of old paint from furniture stripping it down to a grain of truth  The mashing of over-ripe bananas to be baked into muffins or bread The scratching of…

Simon The Zealot 1920 1280 D.S. Martin

Simon The Zealot

When I was a child in my father’s home before I was presented at the temple in the days when Joazar the priest would have sold us for peace Judas the Galilean…

Jude 1920 1280 D.S. Martin

Jude

How horrid to live with a tainted name to be so easily confused   with one who sold your Lord Who could blame you   Jude for going by Thaddaeus afterword? I’m…

Mary Of Bethany 1920 1281 D.S. Martin

Mary Of Bethany

Some women are blessed with words I have eloquent tears   My sister weaves her expectations into reasonable structures that rise higher than the temple mount but cannot touch me   for…

The Cave of Adullam 1920 1280 Jody Thomae

The Cave of Adullam

this cave, my prison this darkness, my entrapment I cannot lie here, stay here, die here here in my prison wake up, oh heart wake the dawn with your song…

In A Safe Place 150 150 Jason Ramsey

In A Safe Place

She always told us to pray in a safe place: “bury yourselves under wild thickets; drape in rosaries; wrap in shawls; nestle with watchdogs; cradle with kin — far from…