circle. a poem.

round and round it goes. where it started where it will stop. nobody knows. Johnny sang about it. Tolkein wrote about it. i live it. will the circle be unbroken? the old hymn asks. only when a brave one trembling steps over the rim and flies. tight is the grip of the devil on thoseContinue reading “circle. a poem.”

The greatest gift of the nativity

One of the most cherished aspects of the Christmas season are lights. Twinkle lights, tree lights, luminaries, lanterns tied up with evergreen and bows, and especially candlelight. Light was an extraordinary part of the first Christmas, too. Historians confirm that the time at which Christ was born was very dark. Among the Jewish people, doubtContinue reading “The greatest gift of the nativity”

blessed

let it not be thought that from the damage done in youth rises the irreversible melancholy of despair for the Lord is my rock and my salvation blessed is he who comes and many are the angels who encamp around the innocent who live on and beyond the hard, always toward the goal of peace

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