Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What I do

Sort of at least...Here are a couple of poems/prayers I've written in conjunction with my life in the Church. This first one was written for use as a community gathered to worship. It is untitled.

Come Holy Spirit,
quieten our minds,
still our hearts,
strengthen our spirits.
Come among us
help us to recognize and
celebrate the Risen Christ. AMEN.
written spring 2007

This next one was written last summer while I was in the midst of some pretty intensive training/education that largely involved working with people. (How's that for saying a lot and nothing at all.)

I go, I talk, I listen
I love

My heart, my soul move to greet theirs
And what is between us becomes even more
Holy Communion

I leave,
though a bit of me stays
Still I am not less, but more
written summer 2006

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Summer Haircut

So yesterday I got a new haircut, impelled in part because of summer. I go to this little place that does good haircuts for a reasonable price and they don't talk too much, so I had time to have this idea.

An hour of odd mediation
Time for me, about me,
Well, almost me
One person’s focus, entirely
This stranger and I brought together
Through the medium of my hair
The warm water
Circling fingers
Sudsy Shampoo and creamy conditioner
Chairs that rise and fall
And spin round and round
Sharp sections of my hair, held up in clips
The wet shck of the scissors
Old memories gone,
Fallen away,
New edges to learn
New tricks to develop
Ideal for the slightly new me
New image,
New ideas
A little time with a blow dryer
I’m all set to go

written 6/8/07

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Trying Something New

So I was just goofing around on the 'net and I found this (You'll notice that I also link to this blog.) Okay I found something that lead me here, but still. It seemed like fun, so I decided to try one. For those of you who don't follow the link, they are called Fibs after the Fibonacci sequence because that's how you count the syllables out. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8. Here's the one I wrote. It's not my favorite thing I've ever written, but it was fun.

Boredom Gone
Think and Feel in Ink
Such easy entertainment now

written June 2007