Category Archives: poetry

Morning Communion

Allow me to shed concern for the sake of communion—in the heartland of the soul’s silence. May this reverence slip seamlessly like pearls of dew onto the day. With deepening devotion, missteps grow meaningless. The path overflows: a domed luminosity that contains and leads on. … Continue reading

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Awakening

FORGIVENESS   Forgiveness sparks the soul— when, in surrender, I find strength to freely give the love that God has given.   Love is for giving, unencumbered by condition— rendering blessed peace, relief from stirring hunger.   May we truly spend … Continue reading

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In Remembrance

Today is Chris’s birthday. He would have been 38. Our love remains, a golden thread spanning the ages. Chris journeys through the sheer glow of Heaven. A rock climber in life, he now climbs unbound. Happy birthday, dear son. I … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Son

On May 31, 2003, my son died in a rock climbing accident in Yosemite National Park. He was twenty-five. After Chris died, I created a manuscript about his life, which included many poems. Later, the manuscript was culled into a … Continue reading

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Carry On

My daughter has a favorite song that she plays daily: “Carry On” by Fun.  It is her source of inspiration in a time of recovery, while she is mine—   Beneath the surface, a voice is softly singing, enticing me to cast … Continue reading

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