Poem: Love after Love

Poem: Love after Love

published on Derek Walcott’s birthday — Jan. 23, 1930. Love after Love Derek Walcott   The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say,...
A New Year’s Day Post

A New Year’s Day Post

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you....
Poem: Mercy

Poem: Mercy

Mercy by Rudy Francisco She asks me to kill the spider. Instead I get the most peaceful weapons I can find. I take a cup & a napkin I catch the spider put it outside and allow it to walk away. If i am ever caught in the wrong place at the wrong time just being...
Poem: New Year

Poem: New Year

published in Twig, Seattle Washington new year. Ned Hayes   Rosh Hashanah comes       this year on a day of cool wind, a breathtaking portent of winter taking the world, rude lover       tossing the sheets away. in autumn the sadness of all things is greatest      ...
Poem: Praying with one eye open

Poem: Praying with one eye open

published in 2003, appeared in Seattle School of Theology and Ministry Review praying with one eye open. Ned Hayes (after Mark Strand)   through dark windows, the clouds move like one thinks a bird might, old ghost caught by light, scattered feathers fractured snow....