. In the beginning I call . On the one Who is from the beginning . The source Of all enlightenment . Truth Whose spirit . Hovers Creatively . Over all Our dark waters . Whose word Is with . God And was . God From the beginning. . Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
On the dark days the devils appear . And read the roll-call of our doubts and fears . Then we need a spirit to visit us in love . Reassure us of forgiveness mercy promised from above.
I was born And the dark night descended And I never would have known How it would have ended Had I not met you In the long dark night Had I not met you In the dawning of light.
Darkness in the depths of the earth Where spirit moves . Darkness in the heavens In which divinity dwells . Dark cloud of uncertainty, Ambiguity, unknowing . Dark waters of changing, Of rinsing, of cleansing, . And only through that darkness Is the journey made . Unending progress Of unlearning, and new knowing . The … Continue reading The Dark Mysterious Eternal Infinity of Love
IMMORTAL DIAMOND POEMS #6 Within There are demons As well as divine Darkness So how to discover God is also there? And way beyond Both far and near Loving me there Now and here. ~ Inspired by Richard Rohr's book 'Immortal Diamond'. Previous poems in this cycle appear after the image below... ~ Why Did … Continue reading Loving There, Now and Here
Journey The length Of the valley Of darkness ~ And learn there The lightness Of our human Condition ~ And what was despair Slowly changes The air ~ To a clearer Mysterious Beyond natural Brightness. ~
In Times of Crisis #3 At the threshold Of darkness When there is little light To see It feels uncomfortable Painful, slightly But there change happens Gracefully. I wrote this sequence in the UK's period of lockdown when the coronavirus pandemic was at its height. In September 2022, I found myself self-isolating with Covid, so … Continue reading At the Threshold of Darkness
(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #9) To wash their feet No heroic feat That would ever make the news But a hands on demonstration Of love's practical Compassionate dedication. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life of Christ depicted in the Lady Chapel at Hereford Cathedral. Previous … Continue reading Love’s Practical Compassionate Dedication
(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #8) When demons Step out of the darkness And become legion It is then We need a powerful word Above the storms The crying, the shrieks Still now sometimes heard. ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired by scenes from the life of Christ depicted in the … Continue reading Step Out of the Darkness
Love Of God Piercing through me Like nails of light Brightening the invisible Dark clouds of night.