Sunday, August 18, 2013

Praying Out Loud

Father, we praise thee, now the night is over,
Active and watchful, stand we all before thee;
Singing we offer prayer and meditation:
  Thus we adore thee.
                                        Universalis Hymn

     


I wandered through the dead
of night 
as through a deep
thicket,

with twisting thoughts
my pacing strode
into the lawn and beyond,
 into the solitary cardinal’s
scarlet song

unwinding the dim air
from the dark, 
jagged 
cliffs
of leaves;

as if beauty
settled upon the dawn
like
  dew fall, 

holding up the darkness
to the vast, 
damp sparkling
 rolling into morning

like beads of rosaries
circling 
the black night 
echoing--

this praying
out loud
 in fields of 
first 
 light. 









15 comments:

  1. Your poetry is so beautiful - thank you.

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  2. Thank you Mary for your gracious comment! Our Lord and Mother are so incredibly beautiful... So glad you stopped by. God Bless.

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  3. Many nights my thoughts, too, have kept me from slumber. Sometimes one night can seem longer than many days rolled together. It is on nights such as these that I hold my rosary close at hand, working the beads as if my fingers were a polishing cloth that was cleansing my mind, wiping away all traces of despair. The cardinal's song, though my birds are simply sparrows, signify that my prayer, being heard, brings hope for the new day ahead.

    This is beautiful, I will use it for my mediation tonight. Thank you!

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  4. Thank you and I am glad it may help in some way. I love your image of "working the beads as if my fingers were a polishing cloth..." cleansing your mind, wiping away despair. beautiful image I will carry with me. With Gratitude...God Bless...

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    1. Thank you Victor....So glad you stopped by!!!

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  6. Very pretty...I love the imagery in your poetry.

    Blessings, Lyn

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    1. Thank you Lyn...and a warm welcome too. I love your site!! I will return soon...God Bless.

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  7. Beautiful! There is abundant grace poured out during those long and dark watches of the night! Thank you for the words to meditate on!

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    1. Thank you Heidi! Yes there is! So glad you stopped by. God Bless. I am heading over to your place!!

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    2. Wow! Great place. I will return soon...Thank you.

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  8. Cynthia, this is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your gift with us. I hope you will publish your poetry in a book...if you haven't already. It's glorious!

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    1. Thank you Patricia!! for your kind comments. I have not published a book yet. I appreciate your encouragement. God Bless. I am heading over to your place!

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  9. Ah ha - I'm not the only one clamoring for a book :)(I know we're actually among many, whether you ever hear from some of the others or not). Again I thank you for SO GENEROUSLY sharing your beautiful gift with us.

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    1. Oh Nancy you are so good to me!! Thank you for your support and always being a friend. May God continue to bless you and your wonderful generosity at your beautiful blogs. :)

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