Silence beckons Each moment of attention Speaks of the miraculous Framing of particles In colour And in form And beyond Is the luminous bright Of empty spaces Flooded with light. Image by Johannes Plenio from Pixabay
Wait for the Silence
Wait for the silence and you will hear Not always startling revelations but oftener gentler realisations that are the echoes of God.
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
Gentle, Godly, Blessed, Kind Release
On Deep Retreat #1 It is more a journeying into Than a retreat away Though both directions seem necessary For the bustling brain to cease And the spirit lift In silence In gentle, godly Blessed, kind, release. ~
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
The Light of Every Star in Silence Sung
. In the beginning Darkness . Was on the face Of the universe . Where the Spirit Hung . And the light Of every star . In silence Sung. . Image by Sergei Tokmakov from Pixabay
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
The Spirit’s Drawn Near
. God calls Through a lifetime . Of fear And silence . God calls And the spirit's . Drawn Near. . Image by H. Hach from Pixabay
The Silence of Wonder
Not the silence Of fear But the silence Of listening Of appreciation The silence Of wonder Of divine revelation. Inspired by Thomas Merton - "The silence of the spheres is the music of a wedding feast"
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