Sing a song Of gratitude A soul Full of grace Let your heart Be jubilant At the dawning Of the day For knowing Seeing beauty Understanding God’s ways Let us sing A song of gratitude At the dawning Of all days. ~
Their Songs Were Of The Fragrances of Heaven
He became a tree and his arms were branches where birds would settle and sing And their songs were of the fragrances of heaven and their music was the taste of the banquet that is shared throughoutall eternity. Inspired by an episode from The Little Flowers of St. Francs of … Continue reading Their Songs Were Of The Fragrances of Heaven
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
Always and Everywhere
. 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. .
Reach Out Dear Heart
That pull To belong ~ So strong That bereft ~ We lose Our natural kindness ~ Seek wrong Ways to satisfy ~ The hunger Of the heart ~ So reach out Dear heart ~ Reach out For those presences ~ That will joy Your song. ~
Out of Darkness
. A single robin Sang in the night . As if this trickle Of song . Might some time Out of darkness . Bring Light. .
~ This is the spirit He gave . The spirit of joy The spirit of peace . The spirit to challenge injustice And wrong . The spirit to worship In truth with a song . The spirit to love And to save. ~
Inspiring Paintings: The Silent Song of Angels
~ The silent song Of angels ~ Surrounds us Here ~ Where we make Our stable home ~ And cry And worship ~ And are never completely Alone. ~ "The Nativity" by Piero Della Francesca
A Song of Significance
. Each genesis Both identical . And unique As if meaning . Were a mother Every birth . Each life A song of significance . Throughout The whole earth. .
Here Is Invitation
. Here Is invitation . A beckoning To belong . A divine Harmony . That welcomes With silent song. . from a sequence inspired by Andrei Rublev's icon, "The Holy Trinity", as explored by Henri Nouwen in "Behold the Beauty of the Lord" . Andrei Rublev, "The Holy Trinity"
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