I don’t want to neglect you, Mother; I want to revere you, Brother. Sing this song of sadness That’s rising in my soul. The violence has gone on too long — Where’s it coming from? We say it’s too hard; We say we’re not strong; […]
Twisting tendrils creep through space; Unfolding, unwinding into grace. A gentle murmur, then bucks and curls; The lace-like mist in sunlight unfurls. The resonant silence holds its spell; A patient waiting that knows me well. In fleeting moments a melody sounds — The beckoning call […]
I go into the forest,
Hands contorting, yearning for the sky;
Body writhing, tongue twisting.
Like a lost child or a forlorn lover
I ask the trees and the dirt and the musky brown earth,
“How can I be with you?
How can I stay with you?”
I kneel in longing and prayer for some time
The burning in my chest —
Longing for an answer.
And I wonder if today is not the day.
Then a moment of tender intimacy strikes
And the wind whispers in my ear,
“I am here for you, in you,
In so many ways!
I support you wherever you go,
From cradle to grave, throughout your days!”
Seeking the Beloved, I am found.
It is not we who must reach out and touch God,
But surrendering in grace, we fall in trust
Into the embrace of the limitless ground.
I have been contemplating the question “What is nature?” lately. To me, this invites a mystery and an opening into my continual failure to find the dividing line between me and nature, between man and nature. How comical then, that a dictionary definition for nature […]