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
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. ~
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
. 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
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
. God calls Through a lifetime . Of fear And silence . God calls And the spirit's . Drawn Near. . Image by H. Hach from Pixabay
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"
Listen to the voicethat springs from within Whose source is withoutwhose identity is beyondwhat thought can imagine Listen to the voicewhose silence is morethen the deafening watersof justice and truth Listen to that voicewhose echo is Love.
. Always and everywhere Present . Present in silence Present in song . Present in sunshine And also in darkness . When I walk And when I wait . When I rest And when I rise . Everywhere hidden Everywhere shown . Everywhere lingering To make himself known. .
It is good To be here To be Is to mean And to live with meaning A great good indeed So in silence I still my soul And receive Those words of blessing “It is good to be here” Which now I believe. Image by gb59098 from Pixabay