Return (For Mavis)

When I die          Bury me at sea Let the waves be my pall Let the ocean’s salty tears wash over me My leaving a return Like the tides and the currents When I die Lay me to rest on the barrens Cover me in lichen and moss Call the fog to come to my wake … More Return (For Mavis)

Holy Saturday

In between darkness and light between despair and hope The heart of a solar eclipse Descending to ascend darkest depths Earth and rock my final meal Forgotten and forsaken Like a refugee child of war Yet even the darkness vibrate with the promise of light like thunder promising rain to a choked wilderness Something stirs … More Holy Saturday

Keeping Lent

“God doesn’t require attention getting devices. He won’t overlook what you are doing; he’ll reward you well.” Matthew 6: 18 The Message Right of the bat I have to admit that I haven’t always been a big fan of Lent. I grew up in a Christian tradition that didn’t keep Lent and when I came … More Keeping Lent

The Mood

Where is this mood this sought after spirit to set the days ahead? So contingent on lights and tinsel and packaging in bows on holiday music droned through cheerily decorated big box stores. So dependent on fond memories of first snow falls and favourite gifts of sipping eggnog around fireplaces and obligatory office parties parades, … More The Mood

Screenless Sabbath

Hi my name is Robert and I’m addicted to screens. How do I know this? I habitually check social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. I feel phantom vibrations as I eagerly await the latest notification or text. Google is my best friend and I find it hard to answer the simplest query without consulting the all … More Screenless Sabbath