March 23, 2007



Texture Port Mohomack Scotland 2004

Giedrius Varnas


Before the gate has been closed

before the last question is posed

before I am transposed.

Before the weeds fill the gardens,

before there are no pardons

before the concrete hardens.



The Tree

Manolis Tsantakis

Before all the flute-holes are covered,

before things are locked in then cupboard,

before the rules are discovered.

Before the conclusion is planned,

before God closes his hand,

before we have nowhere to stand.



Carl Sandburg



The Emergence Series

The Offering

Martin Cooper


Blank Joy

September 20, 2006

She who did not come, wasn’t she determined
nonetheless to organize and decorate my heart?

If we had to exist to become the one we love,
what would the heart have to create?

Lovely joy left blank,perhaps you are
the center of all my labors and my loves.

If I’ve wept for you so much, it’s because
I preferred you among so many outlined joys.



Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke

Painting: The Visitor

Artist: Robert Brawley