Entries Categorized as 'Life'

Hiraeth: A Lenten Mixtape (2017 Edition)

Date April 10, 2017

Songs for waiting. “Hiraeth is a Welsh word for which there is no direct English translation. The word evokes a sense of homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed; a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, and an earnest desire for a place that is hereafter beyond one’s reach across the […]


Date December 25, 2011

"And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.'" – Luke 2:10 (ESV)   Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in thee. Israel’s […]

1,095 days feel like a breath.

Date September 20, 2011

But I had hardly seen a thing Until I gave that golden ring To the one who gave her heart to me And I became a world traveler That’s the day I hit the road I walked the hills of the human soul Of a tender girl I’m a world traveler She opened the gate […]

Georg Trakl – Music in the Mirabell

Date August 18, 2011

Picked up a beautiful book of poems by Georg Trakl today. Highly recommended. Music in the Mirabell A fountain sings. Clouds, white and tender, Are set in the clear blueness Engrossed, silent people walk At evening through the ancient garden. Ancestral marble has grown grey. A flight of birds seeks far horizons. A faun with […]

Wild Geese

Date July 19, 2011

A beautiful poem by Mary Oliver.   Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, […]