A Poetic Prayer of Joy: Our Father

In Poetry, Prayer, Spiritual Formation by BizgaineyLeave a Comment

I normally post poems via a different website. I am, however, going to begin to include my poems – as well as the poetic expressions of others (both modern and historical pieces) – as a part of this site.

I believe we will never disrupt our normal routines if we don’t take the time to reflect on and enjoy the artistic expression of poetry.

You will find my latest work, Our Father, on my site.  I hope the piece enriches your life and encourages you as you go!  If …
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Merry Christmas!! A Poem from Longfellow

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Christmas Bells Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play,     And wild and sweet     The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom     Had rolled along     The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Till ringing, singing on its way, The world revolved from night to day,     A voice, a chime,     A chant sublime Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each…
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Wisdom For Your Week: A Memorial Day Remembrance by Walt Whitman

In WORD OF THE WEEK by Bizgainey3 Comments

Dirge for Two Veterans

Walt Whitman, 1867

The last sunbeam Lightly falls from the finished Sabbath, On the pavement here, and there beyond it is looking, Down a new-made double grave.

Lo, the moon ascending, Up from the east the silvery round moon, Beautiful over the house-tops, ghastly, phantom moon, Immense and silent moon.

I see a sad procession, And I hear the sound of coming full-keyed bugles, All the channels of the city streets they’re flooding, As with voices and with tears.

I hear the great drums pounding, And …
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aha ~ I Am An Ever Firing Furnace of Desire!

In Cancer, Freedom, Spiritual Formation by Bizgainey2 Comments

“In the torment of the insufficiency of everything attainable we eventually learn that here, in this life, all symphonies remain unfinished.”~Karl Rahner

In his wonderful book, Against An Infinite Horizon, Ron Rolheiser opens with this quote from Rahner. A failure to comprehend the truth behind this quote is to risk a life lost to reckless wandering: an unending and exhausting quest for the next person, place or possibility to satisfy the hunger in our soul. To understand this, however, is to be one who, at last, has come to realize …
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