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Steven Federle Poems
Blue Days Blue days race to starry nights.
Leap Of Faith
You've decided that you want me, and so commanded flashing angels
The Denial Of St. Peter
(after Caravaggio's, The Denial of St. Peter) On the edge hands clenched,
Running all the way, bent double in breathless pain we peer and see the gaping grave
ancient lake spirit of glacier, waves recede
“What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” Thomas Merton “To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo +
Abaude: Morning Rain
Living trees, grass rising from dark cool soil Roses, like blood from a wound
Fog's gone, the sky rises to steaming heights sheds hot silver to gleaming bay thin lines of fire spreading
Just before nightfall your new leaves softly sway in the cool delta breeze,
Storms pass, winds subside life abides. See how the cottonwoods trees
In Arching Waters
In arching waters the black bird dances with graceless step, head jerks, probing soft soil,
Wind - Chimes
Wind-chimes clamor in the night. Breezes rush through unseen leaves.
Over bright fields we fly. Thin slips
Simplicity Of Being
'....it is of the very essence of Christianity to face suffering and death not because they are good, not because they have meaning, but because the resurrection of Jesus has robbed them of their meaning." Thomas Merton *********
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Blue days race
to starry nights.
to panting dreams.
Power is brief.
The mounting sun
with youthful strength
lusts for noon’s brightest heights,
but ennui runs deep and gently receives
the sun’s fading fire,
night’s growing pyre.