Sunday, January 22, 2012

WOW! "The Harbinger" is already #23 on the NY Times Best Seller List!!!

Congratulations to my pastor, the author, Jonathan Cahn. To order his book, go to:

...and now, I'd like to share one of my poems with you:


We gather for Lauds

in the old convent chapel

across from the Episcopalian

retreat house in Mendham

as much to worship

as observe

nuns singing

in plainsong

from the Psalter

In the midst

of their soft

melodic chants

Petie pads in

on all fours

black and white

as their habits—

tail wagging

tags jingling

claws clicking

like cleats

against red brick

Petie traipses

from sister to sister

including the elderly one

hunched over

in her wheelchair

From each

he receives pats

or nuzzles

or a scratch

behind his ears

then he wanders

up front

by the altar

lays bare belly

against cool brick

and naps

Maude Carolan

This was written several years ago at an intensive poetry retreat weekend in Mendham, New Jersey.

1 comment:

  1. I recommend that you put "The Harbinger" on your must read list. It will clarify your vision of life.