Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

 God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,that we may all deserve to be called your sons
      and daughters.

Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord,


Friday, May 27, 2016

IRIS , by William Carlos Williams

burst of Iris so that
come down for

we searched through the
rooms for

sweetest odor and at
first could not
find its

source then a blue as
of the sea

startling us from among
those trumpeting