Author: lana1967

A Poet Goes on Her Journey Home

A Poet Goes on Her Journey Home

poems, Poetry, poetry reading
The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice -- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy was terrible. It was already late enough, and a wild night, and the road full of fallen branches and stones. But little by little, as you left their voice behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly ...

The Epiphany of Epiphany

Liturgy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1F-26_Sbk Did you know that the three Wise Men weren't at the manger the night of Jesus' birth? I didn't. January 6 or Epiphany is the day we remember the Wise Men. who were also called the Magi, and the Baptism of Jesus when he was thirty. Not all Christians hold this day sacred. I wonder why, because those days are when Jesus was revealed to the Gentile world as Lord and Savior. After Epiphany, the liturgical calendar goes into what is called Ordinary Time. I like this name, because it seems to encompass the transition back into our regular lives and routines after the holidays. We stay in Ordinary Time until the season of Lent, So if you feel like there's something missing after Christmas, there might be. Maybe you need the epiphany of Epiph...