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Time to join in the Poetry Party again at Abbey of the Arts!  In honor of Valentine’s Day Christine has invited us to write a poem that is a love letter to something in our daily life.  Here’s my offering:

Letters of Love

Six days a week love is carried around town,

addressed to Ms. Sue and Mr. Tom

and Chaundra and Shawn

and Mr. and Mrs. Long.

Coming from across the country and around the corner,

these letters are written from the heart

or chosen with care at the card store.

They tell of

…a mother’s love for her daughter just starting college

…unspoken love after months of silent admiration

…gratitude after 47 years of marriage

…a sweetheart far from her beloved

…forgiveness after words spoken in anger

…love that is patient and kind and endures forever.

The good news is this love is not reserved just for Valentine’s Day.

With “Forever” stamped in the right hand corner,

this love is carried on paper and in our hearts.

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The Rocking Prayer

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My newest upstairs neighbor,

at 12 days old,

is held in her daddy’s arms.

Rocking back and forth,

my ceiling sings a rhythmic

c-r-e-a-k and creak,

c-r-e-a-k and creak,

lulling her to sleep

and soothing her downstairs neighbor.

This is a prayer of sorts,

this rhythmic creaking:

Oh, that every new life

could be held and rocked and loved.

Oh, that every soul that knows fear and loneliness

could be held and rocked and loved.

Oh, that the world would know of Your love that

holds and rocks each of us.

C-r-e-a-k, I love you.

Creak, I love you.

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Christine has resumed her Poetry Parties at The Abbey of Arts: she provides an image and theme, we offer our poems.  Read the poems shared and offer your own!

Flinging sacred intent hither and you

Entering holy tussles with expectation

Finding beauty alongside brokenness

Holding space as sacred and full of possiblity

Such is the heart of a

Monk in the World!

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My daughter and her fiance tend the land at Green Gardens ~ they work long days and nights growing vegetables that are “Certified Naturally Grown” which they sell at local markets and to CSA members.   Whether at the Market where their table is overflowing with goodness or out at their farm standing next to the gardens there is always an abundance of green goodness!  I’ll let the photos tell the story…

Rows and rows…

and more rows, each 200 feet long

The new High Wind Tunnel that holds 420 tomato plants.  That’s a lot of tomatoes that will be hand-picked!



See how tall the tomato plants are!

Market bounty…

Kale – the all-time favorite of one of the farmers!

The farmers, framed by an abundance of produce!

May bounty fill your life this season!

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It’s Opening Day

Vendors and diners gather

Delighting in food!

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The wounds on the cross

Are still tended to today

Doorways to Grace, Christ

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Valentine of Gratitude

My valentine of gratitude for Way of the Monk, Path of the Artist:


She extends the invitation: Find Your Way as a Monk, Your Path as an Artist.

We come from east and west, from north and south,

A virtual community gathering at Table to receive and give, to rest and to be.

With collages, altars, and haikus, fairy tales, photos and rules, voices are heard, gifts are claimed, and our souls find wholeness.


We come from east and west, from north and south,

Opening wells of creativity and inner rhythms of the Sacred.

With collages, altars, and haikus, fairy tales, photos and rules, voices are heard, gifts are claimed, and our souls find wholeness.

By the workings of Spirit we commit to create and listen, to risk and offer healing.


Opening wells of creativity and inner rhythms of the Sacred,

A virtual community gathering at Table to receive and give, to rest and to be.

By the workings of Spirit we commit to create and listen, to risk and offer healing.

She extends the invitation: Find Your Way as a Monk, Your Path as an Artist.


May your Valentine’s Day be filled with gratitude and love!




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