Traherne Windows Cycle #3 Creation here thrives - The swifts The beetle, so magnificent The moths The humble ant - Each speaks Their word from God Which is alive. This is the next poem in the Traherne Windows Cycle, which was inspired by stained glass windows in Hereford Cathedral by Tom Denny, celebrating the writings … Continue reading Creation Here Thrives
Receive in Wonder
Traherne Windows Cycle #2 Receive in wonder Like a child The glistening colours Of creation Dancing on the cobblestones Of your imagination. ~ This is the next poem in the Traherne Windows Cycle, which was inspired by stained glass windows in Hereford Cathedral by Tom Denny, celebrating the writings and life of Thomas Traherne the … Continue reading Receive in Wonder
Let go Of your received Preconceptions About God ~ Let go Of your received Ideas About the world ~ Let go Of what you think About the human Person ~ And experience Things as they are Things as they could be ~ Through divine imagination And the spirit Of creativity. ~ Image by steveowst from … Continue reading Let Go
~ These powers of soul Implanted by nature ~ Improved by grace Imagination ~ Self-awareness The space ~ To reason with a thinking mind ~ To dream Envision the future ~ These seeds Of self-creation ~ To be sown In the soil ~ Of the spirit That is your own. ~
You Led Me Beyond
~ You led me beyond City streets ~ To sunrise skies And forms ~ That filled life-giving Imagination ~ For beauty And for revelation. ~ A tribute to the poetry of William Wordsworth, with this poem by Wordworth particularly in mind: My heart leaps up when I beholdA Rainbow in the sky:So was it when … Continue reading You Led Me Beyond
Reach Into Life
. This love of the gut . Penetrates beyond competition . Through compassion the heart moves . Approximately sensitively . Beyond the walls Of the soul . Boundaries dissolve . As the spirit reaches into life . With powers of imagination and charge of transformation. .
. The dullest moment Of every life . Is open For illumination . Where there is Grace . And Imagination. .
. The mystery That this beautiful . Majestic creature From imagination’s . Heaven Angelical . Came Not just for her . But For me. . Fra Angelico's beautiful painting below helped to inspire this poem .
Cry in Wonder
. Cry In wonder . As you see All creation . In Imagination . Provided For your good . The blessing Of your existence . And your Salvation. . Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay
. Now is a time for purified words . Concentrated listening disciplined actions . Thoughtful imagination confidential attention . Discovery anew of the soul's vocation. .
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