Friday, February 03, 2006

Three poems

So, most of the my January Newsletter has already been on this site in some way shape or form, so here is the only really new thing for those who are regular readers.

Three poems to sum up our tour ofBath/Windsor/Stonehenge

Old ruins
Knocked down by Rome
Like the Temple of old Jerusalem
All that remains, a circular wailing wall
Cordoned off, gawked at
Speculated about
Old ruins
Yet fascinating still

Ah, Queen, here we sit
Surrounded by sabres of conquered foe
The Empire’s glory encased in glass
Large rooms encasing
You dear Queen
In a splendor
That is now curated by young women
And fashionable men
Dressed as of old

The Romans were here too
Syncretism run amuck
You water gods
Dryads, nymphs
Crumbled Gorgon’s head adorned with Celtic wings
Stone embracing water bubbling
Toss in a prayer (though archeologists find morecurses than prayer)
Kneel in the water (be healed)
And now, now we, like those of old
Throw in our own valuable refuseI see them all,
Dollars, Pounds, Rial, Dinar, Euro,Shekel
All of it goes into the bubbling, bubbling, water.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Emergent Church

There is a newish movement out there call the Emergent Church. I've been hearing about it quite a bit as of late. Here is some information about it. I'm not quite sure what to make of it yet.
The new issues of the Blogozines, The Foundation and Universal Bones are up. Check them out.

Call Bolton about Darfur!

I did my dogooder's deed of the day, calling Bolton asking him to try to stop the genocide in Darfur.

"Please join today’s National Call-In Day organized by Africa Action by calling the U.S. Mission to the United Nations at (212) 415-4050, and asking U.S. Ambassador John Bolton to introduce a Security Council resolution calling for a multinational intervention in Darfur in support of the African Union with a mandate to protect civilians."