Keeping watch in the dark….

“Your body is away from me,
but there is a window open
from my heart to yours.”
― Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

peacefulness

I’m keeping my eyes
wide open,
watching in the dark,
bathing in streams of radiance,
searching
for that spark.

I’m scanning the horizon,
listening to the birds,
inhabiting
sacred havens,
and hanging on Your word.

I can see You in the details
of each Earthling’s life,
clothed in transfiguration,
awareness I can’t describe.

Fragments of my substance,
disintegrate in outer space,
though sanctuaries of silence,
bring me back
to love’s embrace.

You’re with me in the heartache,
and You’ve seen my wounded soul,
You comfort me with kindness,
and in peace
I am consoled.

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In the dark

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
― Mary Oliver

in the dark

yule tide lost,
in shards
of oblivion,
darkened waters
unhinged amphibian.

burning trails to the brightest star,
resonant heartache
sojourns on mars.

crystal tears are
decorations,
hollow grief,
merely aberrations!

far from earth
time traveller adrift
holy season
withholds her gifts.

praying for this aeon
to end,
so my broken heart can mend

craddled in sleep
to dream of heaven,
and wake in tones
of untold blessings……

Safe with the Divine…..

all the love you created is still there.
all the memories are still there.
you live on in the hearts of everyone you have touched
and nurtured while you were here…..
death ends a life
not a relationship!
― Mitch AlbomTuesdays with Morrie

I stopped to take this picture on Sir Lowry’s pass over looking Cape Town. The sun was so bright I couldn’t see what I took, until I got home!

glory

my son’s body
lying there,
painful words wound my ears.
my heart stopped,
my blood turned cold,
his heartbeat gone,
no dreams to hold!

funeral processions in my dreams,
autopsies cause hysterical screams.
broken pieces of my life,
reassembling…….
i am alive!

curious whispers,
damage me,
do they want my tragedy?

i have explored forgiving realms,
in this world,
i’ve sojourned in hell!

he went to sleep in loving home,
God I praise you,
he was not alone!

he awoke again on clouds of white,
and vanquished pain,
his aura bright!

could anyone resist such love?
no tears,
no darkness,
in heaven above!

and when his fragile frame found dust,
he became translucent,
the sad world hushed!

i know he didn’t take his life,
his plans were made,
to take a wife.

nightly messages to his friend,
said,
he didn’t want his life to end!

he came to breathe his last breath,
an abundant life,
of so much depth!

at thirty three,
taken too soon,
now he’s touched the silver moon!

when pain engulfs our mortal beings,
we look for substance,
to make us free!

but wait,
just wait!
his noble life
is one in glory
safe with the Divine………

The pause between things

“Only in the pauses between things, in the brief contemplative spaces of just being, can we catch a glimpse of love itself.”
― Gerald G. MayThe Awakened Heart: Opening Yourself to the Love You Need

starlight

In the pauses where
love resides,
wordless realms,
abode undefined.
letting go when thoughts appear,
observation,
release from fear.
free from judgement,
unconfined,
moving reveries,
shaped sublime.

darkest nights they sanctify,
and hold the space
i occupy.
contemplating the cosmic sea,
ushered
into sanctity.
the blissful moon is made to glow,
a mute perspective,
the unknowing.
stardust by resplendent design,
heavenly love songs
of the divine…..

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Sweet dreams

sweet dreams

where fire flies dance
and angels tread,
i laid my soul
on silken bed

and transcended
into dreamy state,
reveries frolicked,
i lost dead weigh

the stars shifted
in perfect form,
and called the moon
to dark adorn

soft whispers of a
tranquil night,
breath was eased
when distress took flight

disturbance fled
that spoils the view,
i woke enwreathed
in sparkling dew

when i go to sleep tonight

“Grace is the permanent climate of divine kindness; the perennial infusion of springtime into the winter of bleakness.”
― John O’DonohueDivine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

moonlight 3

when i go to sleep tonight,
my heart may just stop beating.
in a world of so much strife,
waking is not so easy.

i find myself in nebulous dreams,
living life in stasis.
wishing all my hopes would come true,
amid persistent chaos.

when i go to sleep tonight
i pray i’d wake with peace,
and know serenity of life
that bitterness decrease.

oh beloved let me heal you
and consume your silent tears,
that sad memories be rendered void
and vanquish all your fears

when i go to sleep tonight,
i’ll count my blessings one by one,
and wrap you in celestial robes,
with grace you can’t outrun

The Light of the World

“Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

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when hope empties
and light fades,
we surrender
to the cosmos
and all her ways.

though we may try to speak,
words are choked
within
our breath.

the conscious awakening,
that only
heaven knows,

where Angelic tongues
consent
to still the terror
which lies in wait,
and guide us back
to inner light.

even darkness
cannot
extinguish
the light of the world…