Tag: poem

lady wisdom

A few years ago, my devotion journal highlighted Proverbs 8, a lovely and insightful text about Lady Wisdom or Sophia. As Holy Wisdom, she personifies the female aspects of God, and in the Proverbs passage, we learn she has been around since Creation. I…

Wendell Berry’s What We Need Is Here

Geese appear high over us, pass, and the sky closes. Abandon, as in love or sleep, holds them to their way, clear in the ancient faith: what we need is here. And we pray, not for new earth or heaven, but to be quiet…

Ruth Williams’ Paso Doble

Each day is a blessing of epic proportions. I give thanks for what might seem meager comforts: real cream in my coffee, a day without a bill in the mail, the Paso Doble. Sometimes life is a dance a woman has to do backwards…