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poetry

The House of Christmas

When Christmas time gets too busy, I have to make time to savor what it’s all about.  From G.K. Chesterton, here are some wild, miraculous, crazy thoughts that never get old, no matter how many times I read them. The House of Christmas by G. K. Chesterton There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In…

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Chip MacGregor’s bad poetry contest

I know, I know.  My headline lends itself to misinterpretation. Here’s your pop quiz.  What does my headline mean?  Choose A, B, or C: A.  Chip MacGregor writes bad poetry. B.  Chip MacGregor runs bad contests. C.  Chip MacGregor is running a contest to pick the best of the worst in poetry.  (Or would that be the worst of the…

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Good Friday

Good Friday by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) Am I a stone, and not a sheep, That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross, To number drop by drop Thy Blood’s slow loss, And yet not weep? Not so those women loved Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee; Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly; Not so the thief was moved; Not…

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