Nature As

Spiritual Experience







CONSIDER THE LILIES

I race from sunrise to sunrise,

from Sunday to Sunday,

eyes fixed only

on my own feet;

never seeing the sun rise

haloed in another’s hair; ... Read More




MY APOLOGY

They laugh when I lie on my back

hold my cat to chest tightly

let him rest his head lightly

to purr in my ear;

They laugh ... Read More



SUPPLY AND DEMAND,

GAIN AND LOSS

We worship at the altar

of supply and demand —

     Earth must supply

     whatever we demand;

Our limitless lust ... Read More



THANKS FOR LIFE

IN ALL ITS FULLNESS

Thank you Wise and Holy One

     for your hope of a new heaven

     and a new earth;

Thank you for ... Read More







SUMMER FALLS AWAY

August cicada

— tinnitus in both ears —

hot-skewers the brain

twilight of ... Read More









CONFESSING

A LUMBERING PERSPECTIVE

O Wise and Holy One, our Creator,

As in Adam you gave us dominion

over your creation

So in the Christ you model that dominion

in his over us —

You ... Read More