Tag Archives: Poetry

Song of Falling Leaves

by Susanna Joy Magruder Listen to the song of falling leaves. Observe with a hastening breath. for Before the hour of their demise Their faces shine with a burning sun; Many jewels across the tumbling wind. From a sulfur glazed … Continue reading

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What are your dreams?

Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. This was one of the first poems I … Continue reading

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Bruce Cockburn – love in a broken world

“Like a rock on the surface of a still river, causing ripples that go on forever, redemption rips through the surface of time in the cry of a tiny babe…”(Bruce Cockburn, “Cry of a Tiny Babe”) The Incarnation reveals the … Continue reading

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Mountains like clouds

O Earth, what changes hast thou seen! There where the long street roars, hath been The stillness of a central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands; They melt like mist, the … Continue reading

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As a pale phantom with a lamp Ascends some ruin’s haunted stair, So glides the moon along the damp Mysterious chamber of the air. Now hidden in a cloud, and now revealed, As if this phantom, full of pain, Were … Continue reading

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Compass Quotes

As an undergraduate I typed up three quotations on index cards to post above my desk. These old cards are tattered now. (Click for a larger view.) In Junior High my parents delighted me with the gift of a portable … Continue reading

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