Pilgrimage To The Squirrel Bench

worship as
an acorn eaten
a devotion left

The Work Of Faith

grain in the silo
barn full of hay
devotions made each day

Hope’s Devotion

even as
winter’s darkness gathers
color and light persist

Devotion To Grey

late February days
when daytime
feels like twilight

Columbine Consecration

garden prayers
in the morning light
a flowering devotion

The Ascetic

a monk of a moth
in birch bark robes
prostrate in prayer


to be waited for
and received in love
is the soul of homecoming


outside the church window
the prayer and devotion
of snow