Author Archives: Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

New Year’s Meditation

The year begins & Christ hides hushed in the brambles and in the brush, in the long shadows on the long street, in the creases of the faces that I greet. Dryad of my back yard, Apollo of my morning, … Continue reading

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Christmas Meditation: “Emmanuel”

                                                                                           Emmanuel                                                             From the cave of darkness                                                                a baby comes to light.                                                               In the nick of time,                                                                eternity tonight.                                                               In a world of error                                                                a perfect child is … Continue reading

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What Mary Knew

What Mary Knew    That he was beautiful, love’s most holy writ. That he was the world in small, and she loved it.   That he had undone death. That he would be her joy. That he would grow more … Continue reading

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For Shadowment

Today, December 21st, is the Winter Solstice.  Today we in the Eastern Hemisphere are farther from the sun than we shall ever be.  Today, “the darkest day of the year,” light is scarce and slant.  The winter solstice has long been … Continue reading

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Pierced by Beauty : On Life & Art

It has been said that poetry is the un-sayable said. But this isn’t true. There are occasions in human experience when even poetry, the most potent form of language we humans have, cannot invent the words necessary to convey the … Continue reading

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