I’ve Placed a Glass Jar

Care for a story before you find a night’s rest?

I’ve Placed a Glass Jar

There, beneath the birch limb
that hangs over the garden
like an ancient hand,
palsied and gaunt.

sunlight trickles down
those fingers,
each branch,
hopefully, dripping

into my jar.
If, by day’s end,
I collect a pint or more,
I can offer that liqueur,

to the ogre who haunts
the wood beyond the cornfields
so he might agree
to share his stories,

grunts and belches,
proving all fairytales true.


Christmas Cards

I create my own unique Christmas cards each year – a bit of heart, an art, and a bit of Christmas. This year, I’m pretending that I’m Gandalf, for a moment, anyway. I imagining what Gandalf would say to his fellows on Christmas, what would his Christmas wish/advice be? Now, in the card, I won’t explain Gandalf’s influence as I did here, but here I will share what I believe what the old grey wizard might have said if he had said it at Christmas time.

Related imageIndeed, the days of late are choked with irk and ill; yet, there is hope; a spirit breathes, a gentle, mighty being who dwells among us, who loves all and embraces, with warmth and welcome, those who open their hearts to him. Search. You will find him. He is here, even now. Peace is his gift. Call to him; he will answer.

John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”


So, there you have it. I’m sure I’ll make revisions, but it’s a start.

Merry Christmas!!