Featured Poetry: In My Soul

In

my soul

there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church

where I kneel.

Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist.

Is there not a region of love where sovereignty is

illuminating nothing,

where ecstasy gets poured into itself

and becomes

lost,

where the wing is fully alive

but has no mind or

body?

In

my soul

there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque,

a church

that dissolve, that

dissolve in

God.

(by Rabia of Basra. Taken from Love Poems from God. Daniel Ladinsky)

Featured Poetry: Far From Home

A thousand crickets’ harmonious song

breaks the nights’ deep silence.

My loved ones far away

can not know my loneliness.

Open windows beg for companionship,

the cold wind my only visitor.

(by andelieya)

Featured Poetry: The Sacraments

I once spoke to my friend, an old squirrel, about the Sacraments –

he got so excited

and ran into a hollow in his tree and came

back holding some acorns, an owl feather,

and a ribbon he had found.

And I just smiled and said, “Yes, dear,

you understand:

everything imparts

His grace.”

(Francis of Assisi – taken from Love Poems From God by Daniel Ladinsky)

Featured Poetry: He Asked For Charity

God came to my house and asked for charity.

And I fell on my knees and

cried, “Beloved,

what may I

give?”

“Just love,” He said.

“Just love.”

(St. Francis of Assisi – taken from Love Poems from God by Daniel Ladinsky)

Poem: Beacon

I am in you and you

are in me. The

aches in my body are

your burdens that I feel.

 

Gladly do I take them upon

me to make your load

lighter and your journey

less arduous!

 

Will you wait for me on the

peak?  It may take me a little

longer to get there. The ascent is

steep and the night has settled upon me.

 

Turn on your light and let

your beacon shine on

my narrow path so

that I may follow you!