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Milestones & Obituaries
Poems by recognized poet and clerk of Cuba Yearly Meeting of Friends.
Jorge Luis Peña Reyes
"Beyond the wall the distant roses shone, / the roses not their roses, not their own..."
Right Plant, Right Place
Since we chose our seeds / to cast upon rocky soil, / let's not blame the ground.
If You Can’t Love an Ordinary Bird
"If you can’t love an ordinary bird, / a cardinal, for example, on a branch..."
"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…
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