Archive for the ‘2017’ Category

2017-06-27 – Don’s passing

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
 
The soft comings and goings
   the sounds of bodies falling
      the urge to cry.

But who are we to resist
   and who would listen?

We hold each other
   against the pain
knowing someone else now
   has no one to hold.

Colette said that when someone dies
   you think that if you go out
everything will have stopped
   the stores, the cars, everything....

But they all go on
   and then in your grief
you know
   just how small any of us are.

Gallagher
27Jun2017
Christchurch

— Copyright 1965-2017 by Dennis Gallagher —

2017-07-30 – Paul’s Wisdom

Monday, July 31st, 2017
 
You cannot, in good conscious or with integrity,
push or try to help another person 
solve a problem or attain an insight
that you, yourself, are still working on. 

gallagher
31Jul2017
Christchurch

— Copyright 1965-2017 by Dennis Gallagher —

2017-08-26 – The Passion of Augustine

Sunday, August 27th, 2017
 
All roads meet here
   where the still-point reflects
the leaves that tumble
   before the unfolding of change

The visions and insights,
   the drum of rain,
the turning of a page,
   the déjà vu again. 

gallagher
26Aug2017
christchurch

— Copyright 1965-2017 by Dennis Gallagher —