Sunday, 26 April 2015

April in Newfoundland

the rain falls
the snow disappears


a brown
half frozen earth

the promised new life
of spring

is yet to break forth
into the light of day

for the first signs
of natures budding

there is hope
in what is still to come

and the call
to a warmer land!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A Poem for the Sacrament of Confirmation

When you were born
your parents brought you
to me.

I welcomed you
held you
and kissed you.

I received you
as one of my own.

I prayed
for the Spirit to fill
your hearts and your homes.

We sang as we went to the font,
washed you in water
and gave you new life.

And now
you have returned to me,

to confirm
your "yes" to love.

I am
the Church
the Body of Christ
and you
are mine.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Place of New Life

sacred silence
holy rest

offers peace

resurrection peace

sink beneath
the noise and distraction

and let go of

in the place
between your thoughts

the place of
sacred silence
holy rest

the place of
new life

the place of

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Locked Rooms

you enter
into the locked rooms
of my heart,

not that you enter
for you were always there,
but I become aware
of you,

and you simply breathe.

You breathe
your sweet
life giving fragrance
into my mouth.

I drink deeply
and become
with You.

Your love
filling me
freeing me
sending me

out from my dark locked rooms
into the light of the living
to breathe your Love
into others.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter Sight

There is more to you
than meets the eye.

You are more
than what you say.

You are more
than what you do.

You are more
than what you think.

I need new "eyes"
to see that deeper you.

I need to see you
from the eye of my heart.

An Easter
that can see
an Easter

The Silence of the Tomb

The silence
of the tomb

echoes the music
of holy rest.

Total surrender
to nothing
to everything.

Having let go
into the mystery
of the unknown,

only to have
the heart

by the fullness of Love

holding all of what is
in the embrace
of Life.