Category Archives: Pilgrimage and Jubilee

Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park (New England Road Trip #3)

“Thunder Hole”by Virginia Knowleswe came to scatter her ashes in the ocean at Acadia hundreds of miles from homesearching for suchbeauty and majesty as would well honor a mother’s memory in the autumn season of her birth we journeyed together to … Continue reading

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Disentangle (A Poem)

“Disentangle” by Virginia Knowles When I was a girl of 10 or so I would sit long with a fat skein of vibrant yarn Tangled by carelessness or cat And I would focus my child eyes and With supple hand, … Continue reading

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"The Harp in the Willow" (A Poem)

“The Harp in the Willow” by Virginia Knowles We hung our harps in the willows When we could sing no more They dance in the branches To the tune of the wind on their strings. This is not our homeland … Continue reading

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Your Kindness Gave Me Courage

“Your Kindness Gave Me Courage” by Virginia Knowles Your kindness gave me courage  A gentle conversation A thought-filled gaze A good deed done  A warm embrace A place at your table   A long letter, short note, silent wordsA prayer for … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures from the Dark Places

 Hidden Treasures  from the Dark Places I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name,am the God of Israel. Isaiah 45:3 Rain down,you heavens, from above, and … Continue reading

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The Simple Yet Mighty Gifts of Acceptance & Affirmation

The Simple Yet Mighty Gifts  of Acceptance & Affirmation Dear friends, At age 50, as part of my year of Pilgrimage and Jubilee, I’m looking back at my meandering life path. I’m amazed at how many times that simple, subtle … Continue reading

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Lift Up Your Head and Laugh

“Lift up your head and laugh!” He spoke as a prophet. But what did he know those thirty odd years ago? What did he know of my future? I was still so young then With only a taste of raw … Continue reading

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