Those shining fish

As a poet, I have simply grown all my life in my love of words. In honor of that love, I offer this poem by Gregory Orr: GREGORY ORR ODE TO WORDS                                                 They cluster at                                        Continue reading “Those shining fish”

Another Silent Night may come to mind

Here’s a wonderful poem by Jean L. Kreiling: December Arriving modestly, without a sound,the first snow of the season fills the nightwith tiny flakes of other-worldly lightthat settles in pale patches on the ground.The stone-cold air turns flannel-soft, transformedby small wet stars that fall and thereby liftthe eye and heart—a fragile, frozen giftthat leaves ourContinue reading “Another Silent Night may come to mind”

We are homesick in our homes

Here’s a poem I love, by G.K. Chesterton: The House of Christmas There fared a mother driven forthOut of an inn to roam;In the place where she was homelessAll men are at home.The crazy stable close at hand,With shaking timber and shifting sand,Grew a stronger thing to abide and standThan the square stones of Rome.Continue reading “We are homesick in our homes”

O Antiphons: O Key of David…O Radiant Dawn

source: Hymns and Carols of Christmas gives us this information about the O Antiphons: “This is one of the oldest of Christian prayers — referred to as the “O” Antiphons, the “Greater” Antiphons, and “The Seven O’s.” These seven antiphons were recited as a part of the evening Vespers prayers of the Catholic Church beforeContinue reading “O Antiphons: O Key of David…O Radiant Dawn”

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