Anointing My Head

Can’t stop the restlessness No, not at all Up on this rock face Where I might fall Bugs all around me Eyes, throat and ears Gone to distraction Brings me to tears. Shepherd is coming soon Bringing the oil Sweet-smelling savour Ending turmoil. What is there in it None of us knows Simply apply some And how trouble… More Anointing My Head

Mysteries

There are various things recorded as mysteries in the scriptures. “I tell you a mystery…” The mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven The reconciliation of Jew and Gentile in time through Christ The indwelling of the Holy Spirit The rapture of the Church The mystery of iniquity The mystery of godliness Refer to a concordance… More Mysteries

The Looping Pigeon

A little bird takes credit For one particular night His family all made fun of him For his peculiar flight With one wing short And one too long He looped and curved mid-air And moreso when excited No straight trips anywhere. And that Night something special A stable perch for all Behind the Inn With… More The Looping Pigeon

Church Mouse

Call me a church mouse Yep, generations of ‘em Here, under the oaken arches And that golden and blue glass. Long quiet pause Day after day We like that Place all to ourselves Except for one singing woman With a mop And a quiet man in black Sits on a bench with open book Drops to… More Church Mouse

Moshe of Mars Hill

It’s all coming apart. Here I am in the City of Wisdom. Fairly successful dry goods shop. A few cousins recently arrived from the coast of Phoenicia. Putting them up until they see their opening. I manage the noon hour talks about four times a week. They are about everything. Restless, intelligent men. Recently they… More Moshe of Mars Hill