Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fear the Night

fear the night - tearful life
drives you down to
the hungry ground.

O, fear the night! for
wild-eyed sleep
will shroud your sight,
buried deep.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Prayer to St. Francis

“The eyes of the saint make all beauty holy and the hands of the saint consecrate everything they touch.” Thomas Merton

Look at me, O Saint,
sagging skin,
thinning hair, face
lined with roads
too far traveled.

Can you see
in me God’s

Then touch me!

O take into
your holy palms
my living heart.
Fill me with desire!

Make of me
a holy psalm,
consecrated host,
eternal fire.

Friday, March 7, 2014

And I'll Live Again

gaze upon my empty heart,
enthrall me with your song.
open my eyes, blinded by death
and fill my soul with eternal breath,

and I’ll live again, though the others think I’m gone
and I’ll rise again, in this silent grave my faith is strong!

Oh, your touch I crave, forever
in this cold, lonely grave;
lift me with your living hands and
I’ll find my way to the promised land,

and I’ll live again, though the others think I’m gone,
and I’ll rise again; in you I’ll find my one, true home.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

what the rain has done

Enya’s “Paint the Sky With Stars”

vision scrubbed free; stars
pierce the silken night. Oh! see
what the rain has done!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cold Mountain

close to the edge, cold
mountain shreds fears, streams dying
earth with living tears