Friday, May 15, 2015

Thread of Prayer

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks;
     for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
                        1 Thessalonians 5
                                        Photo by C Scodova                       

                                                 Prayer awakens me
                                                 as the wandering guest of first light
                                                 stepping slowly through the field's green-fire,
                                                 the plush of trees.

                                                 Prayer arrives in the redolence of spring rain
                                                 spilling fragrancies of the leaf-stirred earth,
                                                 blossoms' silk sachets
                                                 through the open window.

                                                 Prayer nudges its rounded shoulder
                                                 softly as my child climbs,
                                                 in the heavy, shadow-shaped night,
                                                 into the deep refuge of our covers.

                                                 Prayer is gliding over our shingled- 
                                                 sleep like glass wings
                                                 through the pale slips of sky; 
                                                 the everlasting horizon of love.


  1. There's a mystery in this poem for me. I love the title and the rhythms and repetitions. I love that Prayer is the actor in this piece. Prayer awakens, arrives, nudges, and glides, not the speaker. So interesting. The mystery is visualized by the mist in the photo. I love that you are using your own photos!!

  2. I love that you feel the mystery!! I have been enjoying photographing around the land this spring. I used to use my own photos a long time ago and it is fun once again. There are days I feel prayer in the air so to say. This came from one of those days. Thank you once again for your careful reading and generous comments. God Bless..