An abhanga EPIGRAPH: Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.-Paul Tillich (1886 – 1965) Solitude, glorious? That's weak consolation in dark isolation, dying, diseased. Solitude,… Continue reading Solitude, or: Loneliness
An abhanga EPIGRAPH: The most powerful words in English are 'Tell me a story,' words that are intimately related to the complexity of history, the origins of language, the continuity of the species, the taproot of our humanity, our singularity, and art itself. -Pat Conroy (1945 – 2016) Please ~ tell me your story of… Continue reading Tell me, or: Take me
An abhanga EPIGRAPH: I make mistakes that may anger others. I too, am in need of understanding.-'I Would Be Angry, but…' by Cheryl Batavia Accept your finity, also that of others ~ all imperfect brothers ~ need empathy
An abhanga Disappointments inspire delicious fantasies, making catastrophes more bearable
An abhanga It would seem I have found my 'i' in poetri, discovered symmetry 'tween prayer and verse.
My 2nd abhanga The intersection 'tween our combined religious wisdom, so prodigious, and we today... Dismissed or rejected by harsh disbelievers and earnest believers ~ a loss for both
My 1st abhanga If I were ever to attempt again to pray I'd have little to say to another Without question, I know responsibility rests entirely with me not another