(photo by Peter McLean-Browne) 

Featured Poem 

Now We Belong

Here are the voices of every creature,

Here are the calls of every heart;

Here is the place of strangers’ welcome,

We who once walked in strangers’ shoes.

Once we were strangers,

We were welcomed,

Now we belong and believe in this land.

Here are the rivers of many echoes,

Here are the leaves of every tree;

Within us live the long horizons,

Winds that stir the sacred stones.

Once we were strangers,

We were welcomed,

Now we belong and believe in this land.


Keep faith, keep watch, Take heart, take courage, Guard mind, guard spirit. Feed love, feed longing.

Here are the cities where we have gathered, Here are the barns where hope is stored; We are the gleams of every being, Filled with the dreams that build the day. Once we were strangers, We were welcomed, Now we belong and believe in this land.

Keep faith,

Guard mind,

Take heart,

Guard spirit,

Take courage,

Keep watch.

Feed longing,

Feed love.

for music by John Wykoff

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