A GORGEOUS DAY

HAIBUN

Praise the beauty of today!  There’s a strong cool wind swaying over thick giant oak trees; bright hot sun casts waving shadows on their leaves as hoarfrost.  Perched on the deck my eyes in awe, a mini forest glorifies God’s nature with barely a cloud in blue sky, angels ministering over the land, my heart beats faster as I commune with the universe.  My pen flows with mystery then beauty seizes my senses.

HAIKU

A strong Southeast blows

full oak branches glisten as snow

Spirit breathes on paper

FINDING VIRTUOUS LOVE

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

Catherine of Siena ASKING GOD…?

Pray Tell – Where is Virtuous Love found?

God’s answer to Catherine of Siena is “in our neighbors.”

She agrees, “because I can’t show my Creator my love for Him directly, so I have to use my neighbors and do for them the service I cannot do for God.”

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”  What a powerful directive to inflame minds!

HAIKU

To love foes as friends

each as brother and sister

there, is virtuous love

Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us

 

A RE-BLOG POST – Inspiring Paintings: Contemplation from the Cliffs…

Such a delicate painting to complement Michael’s attentive writing and so worthy of another glance here.

Flowering Poverello

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One stoops

As if in prayer

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Or searching

In the earth

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For what can only

Be found elsewhere

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One reaches out

As if to save

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The other scans

The sea

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Where winds fill the sails

Of the soul

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Journeying

Onward to eternity.

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The Cliffs at Rugen, Caspar David Friedrich

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