Archive | July, 2017

Not shaking the grass

    And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass –Ezra Pound   I’ve posted this short poem before. Every time I stumble across it, it’s like finding it for the first time. A thrill of excitement, […]

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Sea Fever

Sea Fever by John Masefield I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s […]

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He shall banish the chariot

Today’s first reading is from the prophet Zechariah: Thus says the LORD: Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion, shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he, Meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass. He shall banish the chariot from […]

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A Benediction for the Capitol

In November of 1800 Congress convened for the first time in joint session in the as yet unfinished Capitol building and John Adams gave his last address as president. It would be unbecoming the representatives of this nation to assemble for the first time in this solemn temple without looking up to the Supreme Ruler […]

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