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  29.     

:) Firefly

Firefly
Small your light
It takes the glow of many
To mark the night.
What wisdom do you know,
What can you speak,
Of regions far beyond your realm?
Firefly help me listen
For your whisper in the night.
 
Bill Grace

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  30.     

A Much Belated Salute to the Gardner as Evangelist

In the redemption of my life
The sensate played first violin
The presence of a beauty unspoken, unheard
The color of flowers with eternal call - silent
That played across the adult years of gray
With its splotches of black and turquoise and gold
Until the bankrupt soul,
Like a chick pecking out of its shell
Breaks forth into light
An intimation of life and death and light
Unnamed beyond our present darkness.
 
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A Prose Piece as Poetry Eulogizing Dwight Eisenhower

'The death of President Eisenhower takes from our midst a great Ameican, a great statesman and military leader who served our country in peace and war with sound judgment and outstanding courage.' Speaker of the House John McCormack


In Washington tonight the heart of Dwight David Eisenhower is still. He passed gently from us at 12: 25 this afternoon. President, General of the Army, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Supreme Commander of N.A.T.O., author, and former President of Columbia University; all prove an inadequate measure of the man. For Dwight Eisenhower was the embodiment of an American dream.

Only history can judge the ultimate significance of the 'Eisenhower Years'. It will have much to assess; implementation of containment, the peaceful uses of atomic energy, establishment of coexistence, the first enforcements pertaining to civil rights, the ending of the Korean conflict, and the espousal of the Eisenhower Doctrine, but perhaps most the fact that he moderated the fury of our our domestic politics. Only time can validate whatever judgment we hold.

Official Washington, as well as the world, has paid profuse tribute to this great American. Richard Nixon spoke of his 'unique place in American history'. Lyndon Johnson declared him 'A giant of our age'. Truman praised his military acumen, and Hubert Humphrey his international foresight. Ted Kennedy cited his 'quiet dignity' and Earl Warren stated that he felt an illustrious chapter in world history had closed. Everett Dirksen, the Republican Senate Minority Leader, had the most definitive comment: 'The World Liked Ike.'

Yet the significanc of Dwight David Eisenhower lies not in the world of Washington's movers and shakers. It lies in the genuine and sincere affection with which he was held by his fellow citizens. Of all the beautiful tributes paid to this former President the greatest was given by an anonymous negro woman who, when asked, stopped before the local television cameras and said: 'I think he was a nice man. I'm sorry he died, and I hope he goes to heaven.' Dwight Eisenhower's spirit lives in the hearts of those who knew him. There was no facade.
His intense humanity has not been lost upon us.
 
Bill Grace
   
 

   
   
 

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Ash Wednesday Meditation for Catholics and Protestants of High Liturgical Bent

Mark Lizana shared the professional insight
That the power of a sealed casket is such we turn to soup.
Which is good theology given our proclivity for hubris,
Dust being a far more dignified destiny
Than the Psalmist's King James 'breath'.


***Influenced by the classic intonement: 'Remember man that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return' and Psalm 144.
 
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