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Thursday, August 17

  1. page Peace and Justice edited ... Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars) by Muriel Rukeyser The poet attempts to mak…
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    Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars) by Muriel Rukeyser
    The poet attempts to make sense of world wars, to find kindred spirits, to make peace through poems.
    Making Peace by Denise Levertov
    What does peace look like if we imagine it as more than the absence of war?

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    10:27 am

Sunday, August 6

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  2. page Prayer edited ... I Happened to be Standing by Mary Oliver Text and recording of Mary Oliver reading her poem a…
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    I Happened to be Standing by Mary Oliver
    Text and recording of Mary Oliver reading her poem about prayer.
    Different Ways to Pray by Naomi Shihab Nye
    The manner in which one lives reflects the manner in which one prays. And vice versa.

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    10:52 am
  3. page Peace and Justice edited ... juxtaposing the black boy & the bullet by Danez Smith A powerful poem about young black m…
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    juxtaposing the black boy & the bullet by Danez Smith
    A powerful poem about young black men being shot. Not overtly religious, but isn't this an issue for churches to engage?
    Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars) by Muriel Rukeyser
    The poet attempts to make sense of world wars, to find kindred spirits, to make peace through poems.

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    10:30 am

Friday, June 23

  1. page Peace and Justice edited ... Imagine the Angels of Bread by Martin Espada This is a 21st-century upside down kingdom. Imag…
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    Imagine the Angels of Bread by Martin Espada
    This is a 21st-century upside down kingdom. Imagine.
    juxtaposing the black boy & the bullet by Danez Smith
    A powerful poem about young black men being shot. Not overtly religious, but isn't this an issue for churches to engage?

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    5:27 am

Wednesday, April 26

  1. page home edited ... Sacred Spaces Thanksgiving and Gratitude FEATURED POEM: Added 4/25/17 What to Do with Wo…
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    Sacred Spaces
    Thanksgiving and Gratitude
    FEATURED POEM: Added 4/25/17
    What to Do with WordsSong Should We Sing
    by Julia Hartwig
    What
    Jack Gilbert
    The massive overhead crane comes
    when we wave
    to it, lets down
    its heavy claws and waits tamely
    within its power while we hook up
    the slabs of three-quarter-inch
    steel. Takes away the ponderous
    reality when we wave again.
    What name
    do with words
    that
    we have no object behind them
    nothing to touch or taste
    on which to rest the eyes
    nothing to relate to human temperature
    For example
    for that?
    What song is there for its voice?
    What is
    the word eternity
    sterile pure cold as the glow of stars
    leading us into a desert
    other face of interplanetary space
    into diluted air
    Yahweh?
    The god who made
    the dead bottom of darkness
    a word with no temptation no odor no color
    a sound no tamed animal would obey
    even the wind
    slug and ferret,
    the maggot and shark in his image.
    What
    is more palpable than eternity
    a huge number has at least an appearance of countability
    But eternity? Once called up it rattles around
    the skull
    once created
    carol for that?
    Is
    it can’t be erased from the dictionary
    ownerless wild and monumental
    one more proof
    song of nevertheless,
    or of the empire
    of our madnessheart? We carry
    language as our mind, but are we
    the dead whale that sinks grandly
    for years to reach the bottom of us?

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  2. page Ideas of God edited ... Idiot Psalm 12 by Scott Cairns A prayer to a paradoxical God for a glimpse of understanding. …
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    Idiot Psalm 12 by Scott Cairns
    A prayer to a paradoxical God for a glimpse of understanding.
    What doTo Do with
    The poet wrestles with the abstract nature of "eternity."
    What Song Should We Sing? by Jack Gilbert {What Song .pdf}
    An unusual collection of images clusters around the line, "What is the other face of Yahweh?"

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    6:32 am
  3. file What Song .pdf uploaded
    6:30 am

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