Saturday, January 28, 2012

Late January Sun

Morning shines through buds —
such hungry memories —
bird shadow on window slats

Friday, January 27, 2012

Creator God

Creator God,
Cultivate gratefulness in us.
Guide us
as we cultivate the garden of our souls.
Guide our vision of beauty and be our final home.
This we ask in your Holy Name.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Idée d’jour

To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms.
— John Leonard, critic (1939-2008)

Master Gardner

God, you are our Master Gardner,
in everything and contained by nothing.
You are always available to us,
our first fragrance and our last:
We give thanks for our senses;
may we be mindful of our responsibility
to remain open to your Holy Spirit.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Idée d’jour

There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.
 — James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

Monday, January 09, 2012

4:50, January 9

Morning so crisp
I hear a distant train
and dream of grandfather

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Idée d’jour

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. — Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)