Music it was That first moved me Out of self By notes of beauty Then poetry Began to creep Through the soul By words That lingered Deep within the mind Maybe now I can find In my ancient angels New ways To be self-kind. Image by enriquelopezgarre from Pixabay
The Springs of Consolation
I that for so long Felt trapped in mind By spirals Of darkness Now find A way To be kind To the soul A substitution Of reaction To life’s stings For a drawing On the springs Of consolation. . Image by Claudia__ from Pixabay
IMMORTAL DIAMOND POEMS #8 For all Of time ~ The temptation To avoid ~ The void Unknowing ~ Its emptiness Hid the supremely ~ Important The meaning ~ Of all The grace ~ Fullness Of the truly divine. ~ Previous poems in the cycle are found after the image below 1. ~ So much fear … Continue reading Grace Fullness
The Progress of the Soul
. A sceptical mind was all I could find as I peered inside at my own desolation . All that I’d found was the sound of my thinking my good thoughts retreating . And all the stress Of all my feeling . Then turning the pages of a book I read words that hit me … Continue reading The Progress of the Soul
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 . Opening the door I see mountains spreading from the distance . Some of them may be moved. .
The Crystal Castle of the Soul
The soul is a castle Made of shining crystal Where there are many rooms And God delights To dwell in this paradise Whose beauty is beyond All comprehension And no matter how sophisticated The mind We hardly apprehend This crystal-castle image Of sacredness Soul and of God. ~ Inspired by St. Teresa of Avila
In Love There May Yet Be An Answer
Singing in Pain #1 ~ Evil Co-existing with good ~ The riddle Of life’s complexity ~ Smirking Insiduously ~ As our minds Attempt to align ~ The paradoxes Of eternity ~ Yet the heart Responds ~ With compassion And mercy ~ And in love somewhere There may yet be ~ An Answer. ~ “The problem … Continue reading In Love There May Yet Be An Answer
Summon Your Soul
IMMORTAL DIAMOND POEMS #7 No one else Can say Where your courage Awaits For mind, will, And emotion Must summon Your soul To goodness And to action. ~ Inspired by Richard Rohr's book 'Immortal Diamond'. Previous poems in this cycle appear after the image below... 1. ~ So much fear As if it was unbearable … Continue reading Summon Your Soul
Disfigurements of the Soul
So many disfigurements Of the soul . We would recoil If we could see each walking thought - . Who will unclothe Our minds . Gently bathe The invisible sores . Of our troubled Hearts? .
A Better Eternity
IMMORTAL DIAMOND POEMS #4 I was running From my own pain My own Insecurity Running into A confusion Of lies A false security Until there beckoned A voice of divinity Calling me deeper Redefining my identity From God I now seek A better Eternity. Inspired by Richard Rohr, who writes about "“the human temptation to … Continue reading A Better Eternity
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