Contemplative Prayer, Keating




washer machines, vacuum cleaners, cars in traffic

driving to, driving from, frantic

anxiety, tasks, no sleep

cooking, worrying, the news


footsteps sticking, swishing, squishing

eww, gross, slime between toes

flying up legs, splattering

masking, treacherous ground


settling, calming, wreckage falling

separating earth, separating water

debris from life, ashes born again

silently, forming, rainbow of light


swaying, dancing, twirling with joy

embraced, kingdom come

lover and beloved,



Categories: Religion


  1. Leo (Leonnyes) said on January 31, 2011
    found myself swaying to a tune at times.. a flowing poem, this! :) nice.. mine is here:
  2. Wordywoman said on February 1, 2011
    love the pace of this poem. . .got caught up in it's rhythm!
  3. Jingle said on February 2, 2011
    very well done. Thanks for contributing poetry potluck week 20, support us by visiting and commenting for a dozen poets starting from our latest entries, 201, 200, 199, 198, 197, 196, 195, stop when you feel that you have enough. cheers. A++ :)
  4. North Texas Haiku said on February 2, 2011
    I agree with the others, fantastic rhythm.
  5. Marissa said on February 4, 2011
    Nice! ~Marissa

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