19 March 2015

The Science behind the Art of Preservation

The Science behind the Art of Preservation
 

Cutting
........across the grass
........through the park,
she leaned over,
paused in a Pisa-stance
just to ask,
“When does it all begin?”

 
I take in the world behind her,

 ....and before her,
and pat the spot on the grass
near me, nearby:
“It’s been going on
all along,
and will keep on
...........going on.
Come and sit,
.........take it in,
.........take in all of it.
The clouds can’t be
........pursued
........or, they can’t be caught,
so sit here by me.


Let’s sit together,
and let the dogs go
into the night--
let them chase
...........for other game:
The game which keeps running,
barely
staying ahead of
...........their own scent.


Sit here with me,
let’s gather up
pictures for
...........the heart
we can carry back
to our memory
.........vaults. 



Then the day
when the wolves
.........are at the door
.........to feast on our souls,
and we're feeling butchered,
............cured, ready
............to be parceled out,


then we will pull them out,
...and the fragrance of
...the living blossoms
will not only fill our hearts,
it will 

.........take over the world.”

-A Charity Johnson ©

06 March 2015

I Don't Love You

...........Outwitted
..He drew a circle that shut me out--
..Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
..But Love and I had the wit to win:
..We drew a circle that took him in!
 Edwin Markham

24 March 2014

In A "Bright Darkness"

When mystery hides Thee from the sight of faith and hope: 
when pain turns even love to dust: 
when life is bitter to the taste and our song of joy dies down to silence, then Father, do for us that which is past our power to do for ourselves. 
Break through our darkness with Your light. 
Show us Thyself through Jesus suffering on the tree, rising from the grave, and reigning from the throne, all with power and love for us unchanging. 
So shall our fear be gone and our feet set on a radiant path.


~ Alistair MacLean , Hebridean Altars