Wind·hōv·er·ing

1. v. To hurl oneself headlong on wimpling wing toward brute beauty, as in the manner of G.M. Hopkins’ The Windhover.

2. n. The writing portfolio website of Jerry Windley-Daoust.

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A Meditation on Standing Still
Poetry

A Meditation on Standing Still

Any square foot of Earth is worthmore than all the snow-white Moon;why, this spot on which you standis crowded and crammed with the memoryof seeds and stones, blood and bones,birth and breath, and yes,not a little death;and the footprints of those who,like you, passed this way & paused,blessing this sacred ground. Image credit: Photo: “Light Steps” by PetarPaunchev /…

A Resurrection Worth Singing About, Even in the Storm
Essays | Notes in Glass Bottles

A Resurrection Worth Singing About, Even in the Storm

In the face of war, abuse, and sad throwing-up children, I believe in its happy ending Happy Easter, a few days late—or Merry Christmas might be more appropriate, given the wintery weather we’ve had here in the Upper Midwest the past few weeks. This newsletter is supposed to go out every Sunday, and I had…