Category: The Calling

Desert Silence

I came to the desert silence
and prayed for purpose

.

The vultures of the mind
circled within

.

I waited for the silence to settle
for inspiration to gather

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Opening the door I see mountains
spreading from the distance

.

Some of them

may be moved.

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The Descent

Descend lower

to the world darker

.

Than the shadow

of the valley of humiliation

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To a placelessness

of no name

.

Where the soul seems about to dissolve

into meaninglessness

.

Here the world

and what I valued

.

Had little relevance

and significance reversed

.

In the emptiness

there is silence

.

And in the silence, voices can be heard

calling, insistently, critically, temptingly

.

And all I could do

Was pray

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And there in the darkness

Was Death

.

And there in the darkness

Was God

.

And what was required

Was a kind of resurrection

.

To emerge

In a new kind of life.

from ‘The Calling’

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Journey in a Dream


I lay down in the field

               and slept by a silent stream

.

And one like a shepherd

               appeared in a dream

.

Calling for me

To follow

.

I knew his voice

               he led me through

.

A valley of darkness

               where his ways

.

Were a light for my feet

and though other voices assailed me

.

I came at last to a meadow

where already there were many sheep

.

He smiled and opened the gate

               a gesture to enter and graze.

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Inspired by Psalm 23

Beyond the Planets

 

Beyond the planets

are those who have seen

 

More of horror and distress

than you are able to imagine –

 

Each year the lightness flickers

from solstice to solstice

 

And we plough on

determined in each our separate furrows

 

Driven by the desire

for completion this time.

 

Does God look on in mercy

call to us from the stars

 

To stop, stand and stare,

read in the beauty of the constellations

 

A destiny that involves

rising to a new life of dreams

 

Beyond the conception

of the toiling world?

 

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