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  1. One Word Prayers by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Prayer to Aid in the Darkness There is darkness in my mind, what I've called "the crocodile brain" part. A living darkness, ancient and primitive. I live with this part of me. A teacher says that wh...
  2. Easter Poem by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    A poem for Easter: Happy Easter! One fascinating fact about Easter that is telling, is the wonderful role women play in the Easter story. I wanted to emphasize this wonder, so this poem. Easter Poe...
  3. Reading Buddhist Thought by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Some words about Thich Nhat Hanh, a poem My poem is about a spiritual teacher named Thich Nhat Hanh, the result of reading a book of his writings. As you may know, I am an Oblate of Camaldoli, a mo...
  4. Conversation on Religious Poetry

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Conversation on Religious Poetry:Two Statements made by Peter Menkinon Eratosphere...The discussion in full from 2006 can be found here:http://www.ablemuse.com/erato/ubbhtml/Forum3/HTML/000641.html (...
  5. Conversation With Aged by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Conversation with Aged by Peter MenkinI recite a long Psalm, 119, beginning as a confession but lending my thoughts and opening my heart. Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, And I shall keep ...
  6. Christ's Presence by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Poem about JO, who passed away The Redwoods is a retirement community located in Mill Valley, California USA and the result of efforts for the elderly by the local United Church of Christ (Community ...
  7. In Thunder and Stone by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    The first of the Ten CommandmentsA few years ago I began work on the Ten Commandments, which I have paid attention to as a series of Ten poems from time to time. One book I read on the subject of the...
  8. Summertime Talk in Color and Sound by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Summertime Conversation in Friendship What's this poem (?), but a conversation in summertime with experimental sentences and the idea of friendship. Yes, that's it. A poem that shows friendship, and...
  9. When I Prayed With Sisters of Charity by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    This story or poetic recollection of praying with the Sisters is about impetuousness, or else the Holy Spirit. The church is a living place. I sometimes wish I had not done something, or said someth...
  10. Two Poems About My Father by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Thursday, August 03, 2006I wrote this poem after my father's death in 2000. Surprisingly, he was born on Christmas day and so I recall him when this time of year comes along. There are two poems here...
  11. Third Commandment by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Third Commandment: Do not take the name of the Lord in vainGod asks us for reverence and respect. In my Church, we take communion on Sundays and it is a reverent experience. With reverence congregant...
  12. Words Seeking Prayer by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    An ambitious statement about God and our Relationship..."A condensation of faith and belief. I wonder at 'visit' but accept that you feel this to be true. If I were to admit to faith I would see it a...
  13. I Desire to See Good Days by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
      Short poem reflecting on The Rule for Summertime: "I Desire to See Good Days"... This poem is a reflection of my living by The Rule of St. Benedict. A brief statement in poetry, this revision fro...
  14. Pentecost Sunday Prayer by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Notes from Peter Menkin blog as introduction:If you recall, I wrote a poem about Pentecost and referenced the God of the Old Testament. One would usually make the poetic statement I made referencing ...
  15. Relief From Burden and Grievings by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    A poem as poetic list, a list as poem about sin and confession... This isn't a poem, it is a poetic list that poses as a poem. I also think it is a poem that is a list, that explains one of the thi...
  16. The Journey of Communion by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Communion with God and others through Eucharist...a continuation of the series on communion... My web page has many of my poems, and this one titled "The Journey of Communion" is from those pages. ...
  17. To Know Something About God by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Poems of the spiritual and religious experience... about Saturday after Good Friday... When I first posted this poem on a workshop site (The Atlantic Writers Workshop) there was more discussion tha...
  18. The Moon's Reflection by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    Poem about the illuminating reflection of Moonlight...A poem comes along, it is written, and layed aside. My poem about the moon is such a poem. Can the reflected light of the moon represent or even ...
  19. Embrace of God by Peter Menkin

    by Peter Menkin - 2008-09-20
    "...(O)ur hearts are opened wide with a sweetness of love that is beyond words." RB Today this Easter Wednesday something a little different. A poem posted twice, the same one. Each is a little dif...
  20. One ,two , Three..friends

    by Ravi Iyengar - 2008-08-31
                                              Noise From The Back....!                                              ...