Category Archives: In Memoriam

Fatherland

I apologize for the lackadaisical posting of late.  My husband’s mother has recently passed away, and we are much occupied with logistical and familial affairs.  I’ll still be posting here (of course!), but more sporadically than usual, as everything gets … Continue reading

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The Rood

I shook when that Man clasped me. I dared, still, not bow to earth, fall to earth’s fields, but had to stand fast. Rood was I reared. I lifted a mighty King, Lord of the heavens, dared not to bend. … Continue reading

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Bread of the World

I’ve posted this poem recently, but it bears repeating. Today is the Anglican day of commemoration for its author–Reginald Heber, poet and once bishop of Calcutta. Heber’s poetry is sung today all over Christendom, in both high and low churches. … Continue reading

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The Beheading

This poem is a re-post from last year, in honor of the 21 Coptic martyrs who were killed by ISIS on this date in 2015. The Beheading Their faces held no fear. A solemn gaze, Grave as the fabled majesty … Continue reading

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On a passing

David Oestreich has passed away. It may be true that “They die young whom the gods love”–but he was too good a poet to die young. Here is my favorite poem of his, originally published on religiousaffections.org. The Hypostatic Union … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: but they are in peace. ~ Wisdom of Solomon 3:1

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Naomi

And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara:*  for the Almighty hath dealt with me bitterly. *Hebrew:  mara (bitter), naomi (sweet) Sweet was the light of the sun, Sweet was the green of the plains, Sweet … Continue reading

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