No seperation

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
― Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

steve

At early light
I wait for you,
and listen for your breath…
in motionless hours
I feel no glimpse of death…
I stare down at my coffee
where you left a trace,
I almost sense
in the half light
your perfect, expectant face!

I still cannot imagine,
my life
without you here,
I look at your photographs,
and see your favourite chair!

The journey we took together
and learned to believe
that God’s grace is sufficient
a Universe redeemed…

I’m comforted just knowing,
within light
you found your way..
In chambers of nonacceptance,
you never have to stay!

In God’s house
there are many rooms,
all furnished with love,
and of course a host of Angels,
and a flock of turtle doves…

Now you know all mysteries
and the meaning of life,
perhaps you fly on nebulous clouds,
inside God’s great design!

You’ve done your work
my beloved son,
and that’s more than most can say,
you touched the lives of hurting souls,
and those who’d gone astray!

Each night I ask you,
to come and shine your light
and take me to this kingdom
that they say is
oh so bright!
It’s filled with peace and acceptance,
and tender loving care,
freedom from all suffering
and a holy feast prepared!

“You were too young to leave me!”
I weep on dark nights,
though my heart is full
just knowing,
you’re glorious in His sight!

I know you’re not very far away
just a whisper
and a prayer,
in sacred ties that bind us,
and love beyond compare…..

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A messenger of hope

“Birds were created to record everything. They were not designed just to be beautiful jewels in the sky, but to serve as the eyes of heaven.”
― Suzy KassemRise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

messenger

a messenger of hope came calling,
reminding me,
of faith restoring,
when darkened vaults had shut me in,
and all around I felt the din,
of faith scattered in a thousand pieces,
he came to give me
what i needed,
a mysterious trace of unseen things,
behind the veil,
where eternal hope springs!

Loved beyond measure

“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. ”
― John O’DonohueEternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

loved beyond measure

go to the forest,
and shout out your despair
lay down your assumptions
become more aware!
in diaphanous pleasures, hum like busy bees,
these vibrations
will move you
gently with the breeze!

the flowers will delight,
to listen
to your prayers,
the motion of the wind, will blow away your fears!

let the oceans ferry you,
to where
hope resides,
and spill frothy pleasures, where seagulls are your guide!

the sands of time
will call you,
and give rhythm to your name,
stars will illuminate pathways,
while heaven proclaims..

“you were made in Divine likeness,
and given flawless form,
loved beyond measure, and so wonderfully adorned!”

Photograph by David Herman

Love’s domain

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god.”
― John O’DonohueTo Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

affection

Can love be felt
in a luminous sun,
or the moon’s liquid glow?
Can I dip my soul in a tranquil tide,
and feel
love’s affection flow!

While flowers wave
in vibrant tones
and sway tenderly in the breeze,
there’s the sound
of sweet nothings
whispering in effervescent trees!

I’m kissed by leafy foliage,
and buoyant butterflies.
And when its dark,
night birds sing,
in delightful lullabies!

when coverings of endearment
close my weary eyes,
bright stars nurture every dream,
as on my bed I lie!

I Listen to His laughter
in tempestuous winds at night,
each sacred remembrance captures
the intensity of light!

To wake at dawn
with songbirds,
taping on my windowpane.
Though tears
have soaked
my pillow,
I will soar in love’s domain!