Praying with Fringes 1/31/2014 – something tethered in us breaks free

Sojourns in the Parallel World Denise Levertov We live our lives of human passions, cruelties, dreams, concepts, crimes and the exercise of virtue in and beside a world devoid of our preoccupations, free from apprehension—though affected, certainly, by our actions. A world parallel to our own though overlapping. We call it 'Nature: only reluctantly admitting … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 1/31/2014 – something tethered in us breaks free

Praying with Fringes 1/26/2014 – the whole green and generous world

For My Daughter Michelle Regalado Deatrick When I sweat in a Midwest January          and wish to God it was a hot flash but know it's greenhouse gasses--read the news:          Uranium seas rained on by iodine skies-- Sunday drives, see the Kalamazoo shimmer          spills of bitumen, kills of brown trout, dioxin wells irrigate … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 1/26/2014 – the whole green and generous world

Praying with Fringes 12/12/2013 – One year since Newtown, and still the guns

Walking Ellie Schoenfeld A Tibetan prayer wheel turns and turns, sends prayers to the universe with every revolution. And now it is my feet, all our feet, walking, one foot then another, over and over, every step a prayer to stave off the horror at the edges of our stomachs. Every step a prayer. One … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 12/12/2013 – One year since Newtown, and still the guns

Praying with Fringes 12/10/2013 – invisible bears burrowed into dreams

from Almanac Alicia Ostriker How can we speak simply of winter light yesterday glitter glazed every twig in sight the universe shone like knives today the grey-lit overnight snow makes everything peaceful, even ourselves big quilts of it convert our neighbor’s cars into a tender and humble row of ecclesiastical domes or invisible bears burrowed … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 12/10/2013 – invisible bears burrowed into dreams

Praying with Fringes 12/08/2013 – see how simple it really is

then Alicia Ostriker after that it snowed a crispy inch or so and after this the sky resumed her rinsed blue scintillance and after that I remembered the birds so I filled the feeders with two kinds of seed and after this a cardinal a red-capped woodpecker and some finches have been flying around Now … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 12/08/2013 – see how simple it really is

Praying with Fringes 12/03/2013 – the spilled wine of our living

So it remains Susan Griffin So it remains to reassemble whatever we can on this holy or unholy day on this day like any other remembering letting words fall into our mouths like bits of a shared meal scanning the numerous texts, rendering all the possible readings, scriptures various as seeds, the many meanings of … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 12/03/2013 – the spilled wine of our living