That a woman not ask a man to leave meaningful work to follow her. That a man not ask a woman to leave meaningful work to follow him. That no one try to put Eros in bondage. But that no one put a cudgel in the hands of Eros. That our loyalty to one anotherContinue reading “Prayer for Revolutionary Love by Denise Levertov”
I love, love, love Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over).” I always have and always will. It reminds me of growing up, I love the emotion of the song, and I share his optimism for a better world. Polyphonic Spree recently covered it and did a stellar job. From NPR Music.
JUST God! and these are they Who minister at thine altar, God of Right! Men who their hands with prayer and blessing lay On Israel’s Ark of light! What! preach, and kidnap men? Give thanks, and rob thy own afflicted poor? Talk of thy glorious liberty, and then Bolt hard the captive’s door? What! servantsContinue reading “Clerical Oppressors – John Greenleaf Whittier (Poem)”
We know the world is rich with streams Renowned in song and story, Whose music murmurs through our dreams Of human love and glory: We know that Arno’s banks are fair, And Rhine has castled shadows, And, poet-tuned, the Doon and Ayr God singing down their meadows. But while, unpictured and unsung By painter orContinue reading “Our River: John Greenleaf Whittier (Poem)”