A Poem: Afloat

The seaweed moves with the sea. Limp it has no sturdy stem to keep it upright, and instead moves like a dancer might arch her back, unfolding from the arm of her partner. Giving him all her weight. The seaweed moves with the current. Yet holds on, adheres herself to lightly float, like the tree … More A Poem: Afloat

A Poem: Waking

We wake up to God every day,the sights, the sounds.God is a long vowel in the soulseeking expression. We open the blinds, the windows.We see God arrivesto greet himself in us.The sweetness of recognition. We see the birds swoop pastfast in flight,intent on some mission for breakfast,for life. We breathe, and drink in thecleansed air, … More A Poem: Waking

A Poem: Following

The light follows. The beach extends out, a long limb of sand. To the edge, to the length of cliff. And we walk, run, with the light an unmoving accompaniment. We so small and the sun so far flung from us, it would seem we could never travel out from its gaze. As we turn … More A Poem: Following

A Poem: How to Know

How to know God?Stop to breathe,sink like a stone into the silence,from which all sound comes. Then travel and follow,the voice of the birds,the waves on the sea,the brush of branches in the wind. All activityarising from its origins in the wellspring,the storehouse of energy. And stop, close the eyes,see how the dark is a … More A Poem: How to Know

A Poem: The Road

~ a poem for the traveller How often do we set the path,a goal in mind,to discover something else.Yes, who knows what’s down the road. And how often is the way,far from set in stone,a future undiscerned, folding outlike the road does, when we turn the bend. And how often do we stop to pause,get … More A Poem: The Road