Beanery Online Literary Magazine

January 5, 2010

Gifts at Christmas

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

GIFTS AT CHRISTMAS

Joanne McGough

A final poem to close the Christmas season:

Magi gifts—you remember

adoration’s poster guys

in purple robes and wise faces,

humble on bended knee,

pledging (more…)

December 25, 2009

Anno Domini: The Beginning

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ANNO DOMINI: THE BEGINNING

Joanne McGough

Morning broke slowly.

With great force but no haste

                     the Source of (more…)

December 24, 2009

Freely Given

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FREELY GIVEN

Joanne McGough

Gifts rare, freely given

           In the spirit and grace of this time

           And all time.

Love, without conditions,

          accepting

          as the rose opens to the sun

          Blossom now.

          For you, a sheltered garden

                    safe for blooming.

Peace, portioned without cost,

          generously

          as wild flowers sprinkle colors

          through a green field.

          Partake of the offering.

          Pluck all you want.

 ~~~

ADDITIONAL READING:

Christmas. Whose Season Is It?

IN WINTERSCAPE…COMES THE SONG

Christmas Memories

Noel

A BROKEN LEG FOR CHRISTMAS

October 16, 2008

QUINTESSENCE

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QUINTESSENCE

Robert A. Woodall

 

A miller’s wheel beside the stream

to catch a waterfall

Is all that tells the fields around

were once, with grain, grown tall.

Now asphalt intercepts the rain

and sun and wind-spread seed.

There’s no place left for nature here,

we had a greater need.

For concrete, plastic, glass, and steel,

a million feet of board.

Machinery fills the valley now

where once the eagle soared.

 

Is heaven gone, the garden lost,

or someday will we see

Wild flowers grow and birds renew

their song of praise for Thee?

 

ADDITIONAL READING:

IT WAS MEANT TO BE: A Meeting with Travelers from the Netherlands

LOSS AND LOVE

I BELIEVE GOD INVENTED DANCING

THE CORPSE FLOWER (Amorphophallus titanum)—A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING-Is in Bloom

RAINBOW’S END Part 1

FAITH THROWN OVERBOARD

THE LEGACY FROM MY EDITORS

DOES EXAGGERATING THE TRUTH CREATE GOOD STORIES?

DRESSING FOR BLESSING: GOD AND FASHION Part 1

ON THE EVE OF 27

CHURCH SUED FOR FUNERAL DEMONSTRATIONS

BEAR STORIES ACROSS THE NATION

LEAF-PEEPING: Autumn Leaves

February 20, 2008

GLIMPSES THROUGH THE CLOUDS OF TIME

—written by Robert A. Woodall

Is heaven some small planet spanning
fifteen hundred miles,
With gems the keystones of its gates,
embracing golden aisles?
Where souls as shafts of laser light (more…)