Friday, July 07, 2006

Alloway Kirk, Window in the house Robert Burns lived in, and the Brig o'Doon







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Des Cartier Rain Forest trail



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Thompson Hall, UNH, Durham, NH




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famouspoetsandpoems

The site, www.famouspoetsandpoems.com, has now added a series of pages with 527 of my poems, along with a biography page and a page with the links to my website, at http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/raymond_a__foss.


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Driveby Dress Shopping



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Droplets



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Saturated




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St. Lucian Sunrise




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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A Solitary Sentry

Frozen in place, a messenger of late summer
standing, at attention,
bowed a bit
at the end of winter
having done her job
ready for rebirth
in only a few weeks time
as the melting spreads and the buds come again
repeating the cycle
of the seasons


July 5, 2006 22:12
(photo taken March 20, 2005, Arden House, Harriman, NY)



Nice Shot Shyanne - straight down into the flowers



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Lasso




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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Yearning to Bloom

















Eager, poised and ready
unfurling in the hot July sun
wanting, needing to join
her sisters and brothers
in the church’s flowerbed
fighting to break free
of the bud, the green prison
that held her until today
knowing this was her moment
to feel the rays against her skin
to turn to face the warmth
drink in the fragrance
of the garden
live for the few days
of her short life
sharing herself
for you and me
if we but notice
her struggle
yearning to bloom


July 4, 2006 13:57


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Nectar




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Bike Chicks






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famouspoetsandpoems

The site mentioned previously, Famous Poets and Poems, www.famouspoetsandpoems.com, has now added my blog to their links page, http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com/links_blogs.html.

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Poem linked on Thinking Out Loud

Another blogger has posted my poem, A Fourth Under Fire, on her website - Thinking Out Loud. Thanks Ms. Green.

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Sacrifices

Sacrifices big and small
if we are truly to answer his call
for our lives as people
and a family
To go where he would have us go
and do what he would have us do
seeing our world anew
finding our purpose afresh
in different vineyards and fields
new journeys and quests
holding true to our faith
in his hand on our course
and hoping to pass each test


July 4, 2006 8:47am
Sacrifices
&
John 13:31-38
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
John 13:18-30
Jesus Predicts His Betrayal
John 13:18
John 13:26-30
John 13:27
John 13:31
John 13:34
Luke 10:25-29
Good Samaritan
Leviticus 19:18
John 6:60-71
Many disciples left Jesus
John 6:70
Psalm 41:9
bible study with Jean Anocibar on February 2, 2012
John 13:1-17
Jesus Washes the Disciples
1 John 4:7-21
God’s Love and Ours
Matthew 3:13-15
The Baptism of Jesus
Hebrews 2:5-18
Jesus made fully human
Bible study with Jean Anocibar, January 24, 2012
revisited at start of 2/2/12 study time

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

A New Shepherd

We heard a new shepherd
in the quiet of the congregation
listening, hanging on each new word
our attention held by the modulation of his voice
drawing us in by a hushed tone, repetition of phrase,
his open arms, evoking the love of Christ
Touching each of us, old timers and new converts
wanting to know more about him
the stories he will weave of himself
into the living word
the language of a loving God
made real in the telling of the good news
in the sanctuary
reaching human hearts
cracking the hardness of the age
finding us receptive
to different food
in new pastures
under the watchful eye
of the new shepherd


July 2, 2006 22:53
Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH
the 1st sermon by the Reverend Peter A. Hey




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Buddies



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