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by Paul Laurence Dunbar I know what the caged bird feels, alas!     When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass, And the river flows like a stream of glass; … Continue reading

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My Papa’s Waltz

By Theodore Roethke The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy.   We romped until the pans Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother’s countenance Could … Continue reading

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Riven Resurrected

This morning I woke up with words on my tongue, words that wanted to move to my fingers and become visible, to take shape and speak true. I woke up wanting to write. I remember when I used to write. … Continue reading

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Grace Is Always Costly to the Giver

As Frodo tells Samwise, “It must often be so…when things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.”

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Growing Up

About a year ago, I wrote a Happy Birthday letter to a dear friend who was turning thirteen. I ran across the letter today and thought how much “I” need to be reminded of the gospel. Maybe you do, too. … Continue reading

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Dog Wisdom

Recently found this list and thought there was much wisdom in it: Things we can learn from a dog: 1. Never pass up the opportunity for a joy ride. 2. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. … Continue reading

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When you don’t know what to say, listen.

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