When I sat
And did nothing
Nothing but breathe
Half poised to get up
But choosing to stay seated instead
For a moment
An unplanned moment
For an undetermined length of time
In the warm darkness behind my eyelids
I paused into peace
Its gleaming touch ignites heart’s delight
Dancing on wind-kissed limbs, finding rest on forest’s amber bed
Penetrating soft, supple leaves, its brilliant pattern spreads
Rays of topaz, streams of gold
I burst within unable to contain all my eyes behold
But I am transfixed, stilled, awed
Paralyzed – happily, I have seen God.
Come To Me
Come to me and I shall pour forth wisdom
Like beads of flowing waters
Like sands of the desert sea.
I shall string upon you her pearls of truth
A yoke of love both light and easy.
I shall enlighten you to the mysteries
of the world
I, who formed all things.
I, who paint the clouds above
And give earth the olive tree.
I adorn the land in robes of gold
I dress her in necklaces of emeralds
I give the birds their song to sing
And the rocks cry out as my heralds
I give winds their dance to whirl
And sun its ribbons to stream
I work all things together for good
Weave the beauty of all seen and unseen.