~ Praying b e f o r e a c r o s s and it spoke to him. ~ The image is 'The Miracle of the Crucifix' by Giotto, based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi
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. .
A Time to be Given
Stone, Light and Prayer #4 ~ These moments Are not to be possessed By the snapshots of those Who arrive then quickly leave It is a time to be given Quietly Gently A time to receive. ~ This cycle of poems was inspired by a visit to Tintern Abbey in Wales. Previous posts continue after … Continue reading A Time to be Given
Open Now to All God’s Elements
Stone, Light and Prayer #3 ~ Here Where prayer was always meant For centuries So silent now So open now To all God's elements. ~ This cycle of poems was inspired by a visit to Tintern Abbey in Wales. Previous posts continue after the image. ~ Tintern Abbey 1. The time was right Light poured … Continue reading Open Now to All God’s Elements
Go to an Inner Garden
(Always Beyond Defeat cycle #11) In agony He prays As we do too Wordlessly Except perhaps in "Help!" Or simply "O my God!" The knowledge Of tragedy Sometimes seems Too much to bear Can we go to an inner garden And meet God there? ~ This is the next in a cycle of poems inspired … Continue reading Go to an Inner Garden
The Stones Still Speak
Stone, Light and Prayer #2 ~ Black jackdaws scavenge Where white monks prayed With songs coarser Than the psalms they made And the stones still speak Of silence, prayer The contemplation of God Here, now, then and there. ~ This cycle of poems was inspired by a visit to Tintern Abbey in Wales. Previous posts … Continue reading The Stones Still Speak
Branches to Infinity
I sit under the shadows of the unseen God who branches to infinity and roots inside our soiled hearts earthing them in prayer They come to ask of me and all I can offer is a heart connected in spirit to the love that invisibly grows without within the human … Continue reading Branches to Infinity
A New Website To Help You Pray
Thanks for viewing this and for your interest in my poetry blog, FloweringPoverello. I've created a new venture, called Pray Daily which you can view here. It is designed to be simple and easy for anyone to use. If you're interested, you could take a quick look .
The Way of Prayer
Since you have decided On the way of prayer Know that one single step In that direction Is enough To move you there.
Think, Pray, Lead by Love
Near in sympathy Exalted in contemplation - The call to think Pray Lead By Love.
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