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This year's retreat was centered on "Faith in the Face of Fear," led by Father Richard McKeon of Dobbs Ferry, NY. Some of the poems are reflections on the Bible stories on which Father McKeon based the five meditations during the weekend (e.g., "Luke"). Some are reflections on fears I have experienced ("San Mateo, October 1989"). Other are about the silence, it's richness and awkwardness ("An Award Silence," "Silent," "Other Sounds," and "Breakfast."). The remainder are about the surrounding countryside ("Driving to the top of Mohawk Mountain") or things hinted at by the experience of an early morning sun and sky ("A Sunday in March"). Of these eight short pieces, "A Sunday in March" is my favorite, hearkening to the Easter that approaches at the close of Lent.

I hope you enjoy the poems. If you have thoughts or questions, please send me a note at . If one or more speaks to you, then I am doubly blessed. While on our web site, please take a look at the winter issue of The Fairfield Review at
Ed Granger-Happ
March, 2004
Other Lenten poems are here:

Lent, 2005
Lent, 2004
Lent, 2003
Lent, 2002
Lent, 2001
Lent, 2000
Lent, 1999
Lent, 1998

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