Category Archives: My Poems

Mourning Tears as Towers Fall

On September 11, 2001, We were in Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Festival.  I began to set out breakfast in our hotel kitchen for two grandchildren and myself.  One of us turned on the TV to check the weather report. … Continue reading

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2013 Sonnet I

In solitude I’ve found the place of peace That rests my soul.  Content to be alone, Enrobed in Love, I rest in Christ’s embrace; Rejoicing that in Him I’m fully known.   Is it enough to dream, to write, to … Continue reading

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Welcome 1954!

In going through old files today, I came across this poem I wrote on New Year’s Day, 1954.  I was a gangly young teenager at the time, and spent a lot of time living in my head.  I had recently … Continue reading

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Mary’s Choice

I think of Mary: Surprised, wondering, trusting, In her season of preparation For the birth of her child. Such a Choice! Imagine Mary preparing: Confused by shame, Filled with joyous expectancy, Folding swaddling clothes. What’s her choice? Even today A … Continue reading

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In the Whirlwind

When God began to watch the whirling storm And saw beyond the empty darkened void, God spoke!  And starry dust began to form A world, which filled with life to be enjoyed. God’s hand enclosed a lump of earth’s new … Continue reading

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Fall Haiku

The year grows older. Daylight weakens, sun grows cold. Soon we fall asleep.

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Mary’s Preparation

Think of Mary preparing for the birth of her child, for the coming of the Christ into her life … and mine. Imagine Mary preparing for the birth of her Child; needing swaddling clothes, lots of them; a sheltered home, … Continue reading

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