A dim reflection…

“Speak Little. Learn the words of eternity.
Go beyond your tangled thoughts and
find the splendor of paradise.”
― Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

a dim reflection

i had a pity party,
it didn’t go so well,
i forgot to invite friends around,
trapped by gloomy spells!
i didn’t order cakes or tarts,
or dance around the floor;
i didn’t play lively music
or string up bright decor!

it appeared unexpectedly,
my faith
turned upside down.
no happy face or cheerful laugh,
my hopes had run aground!

then i glimpsed
another world,
where bountiful reservoirs flow,
where hope spills out
in profusion,
and fields of wild flowers grow!

beyond the bluest wonder,
where time does not exist
bouquets of charming blossoms
wafting in the mist…

and trees adorned in pretty hues,
exceeding my wildest dreams,
a diamond encrusted cosmos,
where nothing is what it seems!

an array of purple jacarandas,
kissing the sultry skies,
the resonance of feathered wings,
and frolicking butterflies!

i’ve beheld
eternity’s reveries,
through my dim and blurry lens,
where all creatures coexist,
and abundance never ends……….

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Infinite Adoration

“How glorious the splendor of a human heart that trusts that it is loved!”
― Brennan Manning

sunflower

Droplets of sorrow
invade my shattered being,
I reach for happiness
through the veil of the unseen.

Divine love enfolds me,
a living force in me,
this fragrant presence
allows me to see,
infinite adoration,
way beyond the skies,
in oceans of affection
my Creator supplies;
such comfort in deep sorrow,
I’m drenched in His care,
enveloped in holiness,
infused with sacred air!

The breath of tenderness,
brings me wordless prayers,
and songs of loving kindness
are music to my ears!

Closer than my skin…

“In that moment I am sure of the hope of heaven,
and I don’t want anyone to leave till they are too!”
by Anna Whiston-Donaldson
Rare Bird: A memoir of loss and love.

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These are the words I wrote when I knew my son’s body had returned to dust………

God is closer than my skin,
that’s when I know I’ve entered in,
to Love’s excessive overflow,
a tingling sensation,
a silent glow!

My life turned empty,
I’m all fall down,
pity parties create the sound,
a rumble
in grief’s sacred realms,
participating,
I’m overwhelmed!

Can joy be very far away,
to keep me from grief’s decay?
I turn my face towards the sun
allow my fears to be undone!

Flash floods of pain come to pass,
in secluded seas
of contrasts,
of joy and sorrow,
inside out,
of healing rains,
and fearsome droughts.

I’ve found the shelter of His wings,
a place where death
has no sting.

And the holy dust of all my dreams,
gets caught
in phosphorescent beams!

Joie de vivre

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
― Thich Nhat HanhPeace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

joie de vivre

I’ll take you out into
the sunshine,
where wild flowers dance.
I’ll enfold you in
soft canticles,
to love at first glance.

The birds will be
our symphony,
under cerulean skies,
we’ll consume
the sweetest nectar
with transparent butterflies.

We’ll bask in fields of splendour,
beneath rustling trees,
and soak in
dreamlike atmospheres,
just doing as we please.

When the sun bids farewell,
amidst these
ambient pleasures,
the stars will light our universe
with such radiance
to treasure.

And when the time comes
for repose,
we’ll doze on clouds
of blessings,
and sup at banquets of delight,
drenched in the
fragrance of heaven!