The Light in the Middle of the Tunnel

“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul, you have a body.”“What if we behaved as if the God in all life matters?”“You are special: And so is everyone else.”“Youth delights in cleverness; Age, in kindness.”“What you have is what you wanted most.” There are words that suddenly turn lights on, that wake us …

Tolkien Tribute: The Deep Wood Stirs

Dark, dark the rich earth where our roots sink deep.Gloomy, the air where we reach towards the sky.Long, long the years we have stood here asleep;Diminished, our peace as the ages passed by.But now we awaken to realize the creepof tendrils of smoke, drifting bitter and dry:Our borders are breached and our enemies walkUnder the …

4-Hour Night

Morning creeps in,My head is not ready for it.It glows against the mountainagainst the quiet cloudstinging all things goldenas they brighten to full day… I am not readywanting the landscapes stillof dreamsof downy comforter and bedpillowing my headin sleep, dayless,consciousless… Slowly, relentlesslyday pushes outthe shadows of the house;world sounds,the silence of the head and house… Body nags its …