Monthly Archives: October 2013

Better Angels

Thursday October 17 Two pieces of good news last night suggested this poem.     Congress pulled back from its cliff of craziness and the Tigers won!  The drama in Congress and a moment of respite and temporary resolution brought the … Continue reading

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poems taking a break after this morning

Wednesday October 9 I’ll be in Portland Maine from today til Sunday for the History of Technology Annual Meeting and in Philadelphia Sunday til Wednesday for the Conference of Mercy Higher Education annual meeting for Mission & Identity officers.  Crowded … Continue reading

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Tagore # 38

Tuesday October 8 Sweet sunrise this morning.   Here’s another of Tagore’s 100 prayer-poems from  Gitanjali  Have a good day. john st sj That I want Thee, only thee–let my heart repeat without end. All desires that distract me, day … Continue reading

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Habakkuk

Hard times —  a Congress locked in venom and contempt for those with whom one must negotiate,  “partisan” is a common adjective for elected officials at the national level;   Detroit city caught in uncertainties about bankruptcy that stir mistrust … Continue reading

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D H Laurence

The last couple weeks I have been alert to poems and sayings rich with humanity and wisdom, Here is one for a Friday in the U.S. when the national government is locked in suspicion about and contempt for those elected … Continue reading

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mountains and cities

Hard times —  a Congress locked in venom and contempt for those with whom one must negotiate,  “partisan” is a common adjective for elected officials at the national level;   Detroit city caught in uncertainties about bankruptcy that stir mistrust … Continue reading

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R Frost “Here come the stars”

Hard times —  a Congress locked in venom and contempt for those with whom one must negotiate,  “partisan” is a common adjective for elected officials at the national level;   Detroit city caught in uncertainties about bankruptcy that stir mistrust … Continue reading

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into the wind’s teeth

Government Is Shutting Down in Impasse 800,000 Face Furloughs; a Million More Are to Work Without Pay          Hard times —  a Congress locked in venom and contempt for those with whom one must negotiate,  “partisan” is … Continue reading

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