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Milestones & Obituaries
"Locked out after Letterman, / hesitant to knock, / I tried to find my keys..."
The Second Million Miles
"Sometimes you need / to learn to travel in the quiet."
Old Bunhill Fields Burial Ground
"What's left of George Fox / is somewhere nearby..."
Our family flew across the countryto visit Quaker grandparents,have them meet and actually seehow our young children had grown:She was…
In a Maine Quaker Meetinghouse
God is One breath of silenceBefore a loon’s cry— We wait.
Dorothy Anna Moore
Messages can arrive as breath—mostly unnoticed,or as a breeze to cool the sweat of effort.These I accept with gratitude,But not…
Way Will Open
Way will open.As we learn to live with this pandemic.Our hearts broken.Our vulnerability exposed. Grief, Anger, Sadness, Me, myself and IWho am I?Within…
Susan Greenler Stoughton, Wis.
The Garden of COVID
In your garden, getting lostin lilac coneflowers, minglingwith the bees and hummers,your grin another bloom. I move out of the…
Distance from the Storm
Clean mask in hand, I stand and look across the yard.Warren works the garden, scratching down a dusty row.From a…
Test Results You’re negative.Are you sure?I’m positive. normalcy in chaos hearing her harping on all that’s changedsince this virus struckmakes me…
Carl "Papa" Palmer
When a treasured tea bowl shattered,the kintsugi master glued the fragmentswith a paste of lacquer mixed with powdered gold.The lacquer…
From the Journal of Abial Folger (19th C)
This daysixteen yearsagoI stepped my feeton Welsh land and a grievousdayit was to me All the companywho were sointimate …
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