Endings and beginnings

After the year that we have had, the last day according to the Christian Calendar. Advent starts this evening. A welcome time of renewal and nourishment for our tired bones…

Poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry. Yes indeed.

Mary Oliver, Poetry Handbook

The wide streams go their way,
The pond lapses back into a glassy silence.
The cause of God in me — has it gone?
Do these bones live? Can I live with these bones?

Theodore Roethke, American poet 1908 – 1963, What Can I Tell My Bones? (extract)

One thought on “Endings and beginnings

  1. Yes Karl, was somehow surprised on reading our parish newsletter that this Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent.
    Lately been trying to keep track of days and dates of Covid restriction changes. Seems strange that here in England Churches and places of worship only open on Wednesday 2nd December. Livestream services are available of course and our church is open for private prayers at set times.

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