Tag: poem

a prayer in Spring

A Prayer in Spring Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,…

love does that

All day long a little burro labors, sometimes with heavy loads on her back and sometimes just with worries about things that bother only burros. And worries, as we know, can be more exhausting than physical labor. once in a while a kind monk…

giving thanks for Richard Blanco’s “One Today”

There have been times in my life when the written word has captured such truth, honesty, and hope that I have been brought to tears–Monday was one of them.  Richard Blanco’s inaugural poem “One Today” was planted in my soul on Monday, and so…