Category Archives: poetry

What I read: September 2013

After having spent the preceding weeks committed to a long volume of Tolstoy, I decided to play the field during September, dabbling in a few genres. Memories of a Marriage I took a chance and checked a book out from … Continue reading

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Summer ends now;

Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the stooks rise Around; up above, what wind-walks! what lovely behaviour Of silk-sack clouds! has wilder, wilful-wavier Meal-drift moulded ever and melted across skies?I walk, I lift up, I lift up heart, eyes, … Continue reading

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Hardwired for Hope

While I was on silent retreat this past winter I found myself drawn to the psalms. I came to the retreat with my own litany of woes, and heard in the voice of the psalmist the faith-through-troubles that was characterizing … Continue reading

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Now is the time

Now is the time to know that all you do is sacred. Now, why not consider a lasting truce with yourself and God. Now is the time to understand that all your ideas of right and wrong were just a … Continue reading

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The Annual Ash Wednesday Round-Up

Much like the liturgical calendar, I can get a little repetitive. So once again, here are a few of my favorite things for Ash Wednesday. A song by Dann Russo: An excerpt from the poem Ash Wednesday by TS Eliot: … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes volume 28

— 1 — Like most of the rest of the country, we have been experiencing Mother Nature’s mood swings this week. It started off frigid, as it was for most of last week (that’s when I start my “why do … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 24

— 1 — It starts every year once the weather turns cold and my academic year schedule goes into full force. I have a terrible afternoon habit that gets me through the witching hour: I have a hot chocolate addiction. … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 21

— 1 — Come, Emmanuel! Last week I was full of optimism about keeping a holy Advent, and now we’re a week in and I’m still in the same distracted crazy place I was during the tail end of Ordinary … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes, volume 17

Please allow me to repeat myself! I found that almost everything I was going to write about today I’ve already written about at length. So enjoy a shorter than usual 7 quick takes and feel free to click through to … Continue reading

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Who shall ever tell the sorrow of being on this earth?

By some chance here they are, all on this earth, and who shall ever tell the sorrow of being on this earth, lying on quilts on the grass, in a summer evening among the sounds of the night? – James … Continue reading

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