15 February 2019

only Love

Your friend Neil wrote,
'Only love
can break
your heart.'

whether
by quaking instances
or aching distances
shaking
shattering
scattering
its pieces
over continents
into cosmos
always
remember
what's broken
apart
was first broken
open
by the Love
that is
the only thing
that can bring
it back
together.

Amen.

#50wordprayer #ValentinesDay2019

('Love' © Ivan Guarderama)




18 January 2019

my M.O. (day 400)

her words
about the flowers
were not flowery
her Wisdom
was rough-hewn
from sinews
and sweat
Spirited
and salty
Earthy
whispered
in the Wind
the Breath
her breath
took away
and gave back
refilling
re-thrilling
rebuilding
re-birthing
my Being

Thanks.

#40wordprayers #RIPMaryOliver


09 December 2018

turning and yearning (day 399)

waiting in pre-dawn
for what seems
like an Eternity
willing the world
to turning
in the direction
of Light
wondering how
willing the world
is to endure
this strange Maternity
improbable Hope
indiscriminate Love
indescribable Peace
yearning for Birth...

Amen.

#40wordprayers #Advent2018


07 December 2018

for Mary (and Emmanuel)(day 398)

the hopes and fears
of all the years
the weight and Light
of all the worlds
the Rhythm and Radiance
of Love more powerful
than tide and tomb
in places more primal
than heart and womb

She bears Beautifully.

Thanks.

#40wordprayers #Advent2018


22 November 2018

Thankful (day 397)

when Paradise is lost
and partners have passed
and common sense
is outweighed by exhaust
i'm Thankful for flickers
of Light
in the ashes
and Presence
in the absence
and Love
that sighs
and cries
but never
ever
dies...

Amen.

#40wordprayers #Thanksgiving2018


14 November 2018

shoulders (day 396)

bearing the weight
of multiple worlds
and mind-boggling needs
like Atlas unshrugging
in dying degrees
our shoulders
need Shoulders
to sigh on
to cry on
to rest and
rely on
to release
and regain
the Power
to try on

Amen.

#40wordprayers #WoolseyFire #CampFire


08 November 2018

wringing and ringing (day 395)

saying fond farewell
too frequently
praying 'what the hell'
too succinctly
playing show-and-tell
too discretely

(betraying the hard sell
more concretely)

decaying the hard shell
more completely
delaying the death knell
more distinctly
swaying the church bell
more fervently

Amen.

#40wordprayers #RIPNoelBarbaraSalvadorSpud #EnoughRIPs

('The Music Lesson' (Sound of the Bell)' by René Magritte)