New music – Death Be Not Proud

As we move into the season of Lent this coming week and ponder the mysteries of our longings and fallibility, of Jesus’ willingness to be falsely accused and unjustly executed, of his final victory over darkness and death and what that means to us…I offer this piano setting of a poem I wrote based on John Donne’s Holy Sonnet 10, known for it’s opening line “Death be not proud”.

Grace and peace to you…

dw

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What You Missed…

“What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade”

by Brad Aaron Modlin

— reblogged from Words for the Year (one of my very favorite blogs – heartfelt thanks to Christina for hosting such a beautiful site!).

Mrs. Nelson explained how to stand still and listen
to the wind, how to find meaning in pumping gas,

how peeling potatoes can be a form of prayer. She took questions
on how not to feel lost in the dark.

After lunch she distributed worksheets
that covered ways to remember your grandfather’s

voice. Then the […]

 

read the rest here:  “What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade” by Brad Aaron Modlin — Words for the Year

Grace and peace to you and especially to all the Mrs. Nelsons of the world.

dw

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