It’s a symbol Not an allegory A cipher for A mystery Not a retelling Of the known It must be de- Ciphered time And again as Music performed Over and again Same notes Different strings Other hands
First Voice: And a huge crowd spread their clothing along the road, as others cut down branches from the trees and scattered them along the way. Everyone: And the crowd shouted “hosanna!—Somebody, save us!” Second Voice: And the crowd in front of Jesus and the crowd behind yelled, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed … More Somebody Save Us! (Matthew 21:8-11) a performance poem for Palm Sunday by Christopher D. Sims and David Breeden
(You will always exist in the universe in some form. Shunryu Suzuki) A kitten mews In the universe, And the cloud Of mute Witnesses Does hear; They do; As does the The cloud Of stones And even The silence. And even The silenced. They … More #poem What Happens Then?
To be “antiwar” is not a simple position. It means disentangling the strands that connect the weapons industry with the lack of will for diplomacy and coherent foreign policy. Adrienne Rich
In Mark 10:22 Jesus has just shocked a rich man with his answer to how the man may “inherit eternal life.” The answer is, “sell whatever you have, give it to the poor.” The man departs, knowing he cannot live up to the expectation. You can imagine the awkward silence. Mark reports that the disciples … More Who, Then? Going Back to Zero (Mark 10:23-24)