Wednesday, August 4
Shadow

Tag: call

amma whale

Poetry, Religion, Spirituality, Theology
amma whale sings a lament waiting for a sign that her children have not abandoned her  ignoring her cry pursuits of life becoming pursuits of death becoming locked up in a cage made to perform for others  amma still sings as her song echoes through time and space searching for her dears calling them home those that have ears, let them hear ~Terri Stewart, January 2011   Today we were asked by Christine Valters Paintner at Abbey of the Arts to meditate on fierceness and to create a poem reflective of fierceness.  Two such meditations popped out.  This is one and here is the other.

autobiographical monk

Discernment, Grace, Hope, Love, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
pigtails and freckles playing in the rain creating a world beyond in the world gathering flowers for soup and pine cones for bread and planning nothing present to the threshold of water and light of darkness and breath of alone and communion seeing really seeing the boy who lives across the way in a ramshackle home noticing beautiful skin a smooth cocoa noticing all the colors are across the way not here or there but in the disheveled and disturbed and distressed across the way dropping the soup and bread and screaming unfair flailing fists at ghosts picking up a rod and a staff and striding into the blaze