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Christianity Poetry

Sunday Sonnet.

After Anne Locke, John Donne. Later, much later: Donne was a Puritan — equally reformed — but while Locke was a refugee from the Catholic Monarch of England, Donne was a functionary for the Commonwealth that replaced the monarchy under Cromwell. His Holy Sonnets remain some of the best in English. Religious or secular. Thou […]

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Lectionary

22 Sept 19

I live in a country where the only days commerce stops are Christmas and Easter — and there are those who want those taken away. Where there are regulations on weights and measures. And where all things are marketed, so people believe that to consume is to be successful. When the true success is the […]