Lia Claire Scholl

Rogue Reverend

Tag: poetry

23 February, 2012

Ashes of Our Dreams

The Brink of Lent, by Katie Cook, found in the newsletter of the Baptist Peace Fellowship: God, how well we remember the celebrations of last year— the hopes and dreams and wild expectations that we dared to allow in our hearts. And now, how troubled we are to recall our failures! We have not lived […]

26 June, 2009

Each Moment a White Bull Steps Shining Into the World

If the gods bring to you a strange and frightening creature, accept the gift as if it were one you had chosen. Say the accustomed prayers, oil the hooves well, caress the small ears with praise. Have the new halter of woven silver embedded with jewels. Spare no expense, pay what is asked, when a […]

10 May, 2009

Where God Is Leading

As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins As king fishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name; Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: Deals out that […]

5 February, 2009

Gathering Up Crumbs

Be careful with the crumbs. Do not overlook them. Be careful with the crumbs; the little chances to love, the tiny gestures, the morsels that feed, the minims. Take care of the crumbs; a look, a laugh, a smile, a teardrop, an open hand. Take care of the crumbs. They are food also. Do not […]

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