Monday, January 4, 2016


“This is the reality I need, 
the vestige of God in His
 creatures.”  Thomas Merton

Bright day,
seaward breezes
clearing the sky,

Can you feel the chill?

Can you hear sounds of
rushing trees,
of mockingbirds
cawing crows?

Behind life’s song
can you hear the beat,
the steady
basso continuo?

Oh, just gaze
hard enough
into the
living blue,
and be it!

You’ll climb the
bright back of night
and enter into
the song -

the song
in the mind
of God.

(27 May 2012)