The magical mushrooms of Abbotsford

For some reason that I’ve never been able to explain, I absolutely love mushrooms … except when it comes to eating them. Then I’m very picky. But when it comes to finding them in the wild, I’m endlessly fascinated by the vast array of shapes, sizes and colors they come in, their intricate details, their growth habits, uses and dangers.

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o Love ever-burning

Who will lift the shroud of night
heaven’s light fresh to reveal
overcome death’s with’ring blight
deign our wounded hearts to heal?

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Feast-Keeping: The Longest Night of the Year

In much of the Northern Hemisphere the days are growing shorter, colder; the darkness catches us off guard with its earliness. The trees have passed their peak of autumn splendor and now are giving up their withered leaves one by one; the flowers are fading fast; the browning grass is going to sleep until the spring. All nature is making the long descent into winter, to the longest night of the year, but we humans rage against this dying of the light.

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and yet here’s Truth

tell us, bethlehem
how the King will come —
enfleshed in the frame of a
child obscure?

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o, i forgot

o, i forgot
to write

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west of eden

on this side of the
prelude to spring, all of that
secret world is gone

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sunset

i know you’ll forget
but the sunset is golden
against the bare elms

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