A Couple Poems for the New Year

Here are a couple poems we read to our family last night, New Year’s Eve, to wrap up 2014 and ring in 2015. They’re not our gold standard, or mission, or vision, or the pinnacle of poems…but they’re good and what we wanted to go to sleep thinking about.

Work, by Henry Van Dyke

Let me but do my work from day to day,
In field or forest, at the desk or loom,
In roaring market-place or tranquil room;
Let me but find it in my heart to say, Continue reading

Sans Table

We don’t have a table. Well, not completely true. We have a couple bedside tables, and a pewside table (yes, we have portable pew in our living room). We have a table in the kitchen – literally a kitchen table, but not for sitting around and eating…more of an island, made from an old makeshift table.

We don’t have a dining table. Sure, lots of people, perhaps most people in America, have a dining table. But we don’t – no room for it. Continue reading