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Kindness ~ Naomi Shihab Nye

“Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

The Prisoners of the Tower ~ Patrick Galvin

I can see them now  Prisoners of the tower  Their faces blind From centuries of barbed wire. If you are guilty You know you are guilty If you are innocent You would not be here. You are here Therefore .

Posted in Poetry

Via Negativa ~ RS Thomas

Via Negativa Why no! I never thought other than That God is that great absence In our lives, the empty silence Within, the place where we go Seeking, not in hope to Arrive or find. He keeps the interstices In

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

The Avatar ~ Kerry Hardie

The Avatar by Kerry Hardie Listen, this is the trinity, he said, tramping the wet road in the thin well-being of winter morning: God the curlew, God the eider, God the cheese-on-toast. To his right a huddle of small blue mountains

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

The People of the Other Village ~ Thomas Lux

The People of the Other Village…. hate the people of this village and would nail our hats to our heads for refusing in their presence to remove them or staple our hands to our foreheads for refusing to salute them

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

Hymn of the Pearl

The Hymn of the Pearl is a passage of the apocryphal Acts of Thomas. When I was a little child, and dwelling in my kingdom, in my father’s house, and was content with the wealth and the luxuries of my nourishers,

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

Song For Nobody ~ Thomas Merton

A yellow flower (Light and spirit) Sings by itself For nobody. A golden spirit (Light and emptiness) Sings without a word By itself. Let no one touch this gentle sun In whose dark eye Someone is awake. (No light, no

Posted in Poetry, Western Mysticism
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