Category Archives: Theme for the Year

Tiger and Butterfly

Tiger,You have a butterflyOn your nose. Tiger,What do youHave to say? I know, it is a Monarch butterflyI like it there,Watch! Tiger shakes his head,Butterfly holds onAnd is still there. Tiger says, I will haveNo forest, no land, no dominionWithout Butterfly. Butterflies and flowersAdore each other’s beauty,Getting on with the business of life, Pollination,Natures’ new […]

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The Tiger is Here

My soulDoes magnifySophia The presence of the tigerStanding magnificentWith a roar declares: My stanceMy whiskersMy alertness My pink noseMy piercing eyesMy perked up ears My twitchy tailMy scent markingsMy territorial scratchings My snarlMy ferociousnessMy prowl My pranceMy boundingMy pounce My biteMy killMy lips My tasteMy breathMy heartbeat My every ounceMy squint-eye smileMy happiness My purrMy […]

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The Tiger & Sophia

I stride out,Padding softly,Focus bright. My keen eyes,The obstacles of manBlighting her hope. If I need to, I roar.If I need to, I snarl.If I need to, I bite. Mostly I padAlong in love,Sniffing out the mighty, I hunt them.Charge into The back of their legs. Together we kneelBefore poverty herself,Offering healing hands. Will we […]

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Faithful Betrayal – Holy Fire

First of the Trinity Mary God does not Rape Mary. If God had raped Mary Do you think we’d have her joy So magnificently described? God sends Gabriel. He appears as the most Gorgeous of men. She hugs him saying, “You are so beautiful.” Places her head on his chest, Looks up And tentatively They […]

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Lit Faithfulness

It’s simpler Than you think No mountains To climb No epiphanies To have No words To preach Just buy a box of Matches It does not matter Who you meet Or what they Believe Each has a candle of Cherished dreams Invite everyone Out of the rain Out of the wind Out of the sun […]

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The Man in the Noon

I rode Pegasus all morn, Could have ridden all day, Instead at noon We gently come in to graze. Emma said the Lord of the Manor Will say unto you, “Work for me You’ll be fed from my dovecote Eggs and young fledglings that coo.” Emma taught me to reply, “You’ll not want me to […]

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The Evensong of Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on the harbor wall. In Pigeon Cove Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty back together again! The one called Emma, the love within said: It is time for peace on the earth From heaven’s all gracious King Goodwill to all […]

Also posted in Nature, Poems, Prayer, Theme for 2014 | Comments closed

Still Hope at Pigeon Cove

Still I sit at dusk Quiet, with a sea view Half sky Quarter sea Quarter grass And me My hands cupped Waiting to receive At dawn the sun arose The love within, Emma Emmanuel for some Released a dove Looking for a cove All day it comes Across the half sky Across the quarter blue […]

Also posted in For Sister Emma, Love, Nature, Poems, Prayer, Theme for 2013 | Comments closed

The Green Man and Pegasus

At a bar met the Green Man Who asks, “Like a word?” “I am looking for Emmanuel, Emma for short.” “Go to my barn, take some lessons, I’ve just the horse for you, Pegasus. What a winged horse, Asked for a barn right on the cliff edge So he’d be able to leap straight into […]

Also posted in For Sister Emma, Nature, Theme for 2012 | Comments closed

Wonder, Wonder, Bounding Tiger

Awoke to find a tiger By my bedside. “Resolve to pray your day I’m from your sister. I am here to give you courage No fear you need to have.” “At night you sleep well?” she asks “I fear what lies under my bed,” comes my reply. She nuzzles me, says, “My eyes catch demon […]

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