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John G Evans & Paavo Oso Arts


by John Gregory Evans

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Interior pull

a Springtime day

sixty – mile drive

the gate

pulls me in

to where beauty begins


Hearts play from heaven

the Visitation

Jeramiah, yes

wisdom, goodness, reverence for the Word

A kindred bond

The Abbott’s invitation, thus


Brother monks, Priests, gather at the

large table,

prayer upon prayer.

Spiritually devoted in

Reverence and holiness,

I felt Presence

indeed, Presence

A disturbance sits nearby, chuckling

Not certain why.

I draw near to the Father,


Permeates the spirit of the humanity factor.

Departure, bowing monk

we leave upon knowing

He is present

among us.

Peace, thus

embodied within our hearts.

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A Black Man Once Told Me

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John G Evans & Paavo Oso Arts

John Gregory Evans
© 2019

remains not mine to say whether I would pity a colorful word of verb and noun, or,
from where it may come, or the color of its skin, for I have seen the Lord,
and, know him to be of spirit not acquainted with such superficialities. I
believe in you O soul of the deepest of transparent hearts, only to reach out
in love for our lovers with skin as dark as the night. The ocean is deep, and
so may a man’s heart burn in love for his neighbor of color and his words that
reflect a right to truths the earth refuses to hear.

become saddened in knowing the earth was in despair, and know from whence it
came, where colonial powers for a haughty jurisdiction influenced only by fear lingers,
why, I hear my brother’s cry, not at a distance…

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