Old friend…

30 01 2013

Snow Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Grief. Hello old friend;

your visit is unexpected.

 

this time you come in a carriage of a song’s lyric and melody;

why not come as you have before?

through captured images in my hand or on a screen?

in the eyes and gestures of one who is younger?

through a word spoken?

even through whispers of creation’s breath?

no matter –- you are here . . .

 

I must admit —

I dread your appearance at my threshold;

your gifts –- fear, loss, pain -– are ones I do not want to open;

but you insist . . .

 

I am learning though -–

learning to welcome your impromptu visits;

so, come to my door by whatever mode you choose;

come in and sit,

have a cup of tea with me;

and please, open my gifts to you . . .

 

a treasure chest of memories,

laughter echoing from stories lived,

Hope that transcends presence,

Peace – peace, flowing like a river deep inside me . . .

welcome . . .





Open the door…

23 01 2013

Cape May remnants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like waves upon the shore, anxiety continually breaks over me;

concerns of the future pound at my door;

and I am unaware of the fullness in living pregnant in this moment;

I give myself away too easily . . .

 

Yet there is Another pounding;

growing louder . . .

quieting the voices that want to own me . . .

Spirit dawning in every breath;

awakening the passion of Life deep-rooted in the now . . .

 

Open the door . . .





Early Morning Stretch…

19 01 2013

early morning stretch

limbs to the sky, roots deeper

you’re invited, too

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Eastern Shore of Maryland





How extraordinary a possibility…

15 01 2013

 

Holidays have passed –

excitement, anticipation, and fulfillment had their day;

hope, joy and Light were celebrated…

 

Now we live in ordinary time…

old barriers continue to stand their post;

evergreens try and hold on to their namesake – waiting…

 

Does this company, which lived in more celebratory times,

abide in these days too?

If so, how do I recognize you?

If so, how do I welcome you?

If so, maybe in the welcoming life is truly lived –

inviting you in on this ordinary day…

Old Fence Postsnow on pine cone





Winged Potential…

8 01 2013

bird silhouette 5waiting…tranquil…poised

potential within the wing

our spirit waits too

 





Nature’s Art Work…

5 01 2013

… a sugar maple cross section (Pendle Hill Retreat Center) after a storm…

…clouds in a late afternoon sky  over the  South Carolina foothills…

…a glistening stream in the early morning Shenandoah sun…

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