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Holy Week Sonnets: Interlude

The actors all are here in place, our playis set! The curtain ready rises now:Apostles, Traitor, Priests, & King all bow.Let us kneel down to watch the passion fray. Here Pharisees assembled make a vow.Here Judas strides with kiss through … Continue reading

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Sonnet V Judas

Now Judas thief & liar, devil, friendHere come I carefully to you: for pot& kettle are both black & we are notThat far I think each from the other’s end.The Priceless One you sold for not a lot:the price of … Continue reading

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Sonnet IV The Harlot

When trapp’d in sins the night without a moonis dark: no hope nor freedom found in lustthat fills this moment’s craving only. TrustAlone in God can make his lovers swoon.To Christ so now she comes. As come she mustfor rest, … Continue reading

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Sonnet III – Pharisees

Ye scribes & lawyers, hypocrites ye broodof vipers: pharisees who twirl the lawto lure a proselyte into your mawthen spit out worse; within your precepts stewed! The Torah’s words from out your crooked crawdraw obligations far too hard to bear.Our … Continue reading

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Sonnet II Palm Sunday

All glory laud & honor children sing:to thee hosanna, Lord, hosanna! Praisewe thee with them, our olive branches raise.Thy train in triumph through the gate we bring With garments strewn the road to glory lays:what ails the crowd that soon … Continue reading

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Sonnet I Lazarus Saturday

Tiz better to have lov’d & lost: so saidthe Bard when speaking of the heart’s romance.What would he say if God & man did danceAs friends til mortal man is stoppéd dead? Then God can weeping fall in mourner’s tranceWhile … Continue reading

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Prelude. Holy Week Sonnets

JMJ I try to get through a little more every year. So, once again, I will try to make the Holy Week Sonnet Cycle complete. Prelude My Lord, always majestic is thy name. No man may sing thy praises worthily … Continue reading

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The American Way: Something about the Reaping…

✙ JMJ The Readings for Tuesday 1 Advent (Year 2): Isaiah 11:1-10 Luke 10:21-24 Quod abscondisti hæc a sapientibus et prudentibus, et revelasti ea parvulis.  Thou hast hidden all this from the wise and the prudent, and revealed it to … Continue reading

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This happened…

Preparing to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ on Saturday Night, gathered in one room, not knowing it about each other, were: A Fraternity Brother whom I’ve known for 30 years. A Coworker whom I hadn’t met yet. A Goddaughter from … Continue reading

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Sonnet for Friday’s Dawn

X – Peter Now Peter, liar, rock, Apostle, friend Here come I carefully to you: for pot & kettle are both black. May we be not That far by prayer each from the other’s end. The Priceless One betray’d by … Continue reading

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