Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Prayer Poem: Reflection

Pondering the passage of time
The moments left empty, or forgotten
Considering flights of youthful fancy,
Giving thanks for this day, each day,
A gift of Presence, unexpected, holy
Sweet mystery of life, take me
Unaware, bring me to angels
Show me Your face in the eyes
Of others whose fanciful youth
Led them away; help me give them
Something to eat, something to drink
For they are hungry, thirsty, empty
May my hands be Your hands,
My feet Your feet; my heart Your heart
That it may break, not at my own emptiness,
but at the empty cup
Of my sister, my brother, my friend
Help me to fill it with Your Holy Spirit
To bring refreshment to parched lips
And glorious song to lonely hearts
This I ask You, as I ponder my
Unworthiness and know that in You,
Even I am made worthy to fill Your cup


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Haiku: Reveal

She breathes, wide awake
Unaware that the full moon
Sheds light on her dreams

 Poem (C) 2 June 2015, 3:26 a.m

Photo (c) 27 May 2015
Suzy Jacobson Cherry

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Poem: Tea out of Season

Unexpected winds blow
Cold around the corners,
Rattling windows answer
Questions barked by
Neighbor dogs, confused
Coyotes howl empathetic, this
Night must bring disaster -
Though it brings no rain

I feel a chill upon my shoulders,
Awakening desire for warm
Tea out of season, and
Feet are ice cold to the bone
Pulling blankets to my chin,
I listen quietly to the sounds
Of Nature's Power as it whips
About my home, and smile,
For at my feet lay proof
That though the world be
All in tatters, with the love
And care of two little dogs
Nothing can bring me down
And indeed, all will be well
Yes, all will be well, and my
World will still be standing
When the night has passed

(c) 8 May 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Poem: Eucharist - Thirty of 30 #NaPoWriMo

To pluck this grape, hold it aloft, pop
It into my mouth; to taste the juice
Seep into my soul; to reach out,

Open palmed, for bread: thick and
Delicious deliverer; chew, taste, swallow
Christ in me, alive in me, sweet Mystery

Where must I go from here?

Photo & Poem (c) 30 April 2015

Poem: Bucket List - Twenty-Nine of 30 #NaPoWriMo

The daydreams of another age
Refuse to remain packed
In dusty boxes in ancient attics

Hidden by the responsibilities
Of middle age and memories
A younger self packed and stacked
One upon the other, tightly.
We age; there is no escape
From spots and wattles
Deep set eyes and pouches
Placed from eye to hip, and
Bones that crunch with each step.
We age, and boxes fall,
Revealing dreams of yesteryear
Once remembered, nothing can
Squeeze them back in. Nothing
Can hide them. Revealed, they
Insist on attention: remember me!
What will we do? Make them come true?

Photo & Poem (c) 29 April 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Poem: Work - Twenty-Eight of 30 #NaPoWriMo

My home for the day
Decorated so brightly
A good cup of tea

Poem & Photo (c) 28 April 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Poem: Angel Eyes - Twenty-Seven of 30 #NaPoWriMo

Ah, angel eyes, such gentle ones
Who come into our lives
With tender purrs, yes, heaven's songs

And love-light in their eyes
Oh little child, do you yet know
The gift this being brings?
Soft caresses round bare feet
The plaintive meows she sings
Make this Lil angel your best friend
No other is so sweet
When she curls up by your side
Oh, what a special treat!

Poem & Photo (c) 27 April 2015
Great-Niece Iris and Kitty