Poems and Reflections

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by windblade, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    The Avowal
    -Denise Levertov

    As swimmers dare
    to lie face to the sky
    and water bears them,
    as hawks rest upon air
    and air sustains them,
    so would I learn to attain
    freefall, and float
    into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace,
    knowing no effort earns
    that all-surrounding grace.

  2. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    The Prayer of the Teacup
    - Macrina Wiederkehr

    I stand at my window and watch
    one by one the stars all leave me
    I am having tea with the dawn
    the first ray of sun descending
    into my teacup
    into my heart
    The steam of my tea ascending
    to the heavens
    into God's heart
    The yearning in my heart streaming
    to the heavens
    into God's heart
    And God, standing in the heavens
    watching the sun rise in my heart
    leans down to breathe in
    the first rays of my yearning
    and names it morning prayer.
  3. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    “Don't say that I will depart tomorrow -
    even today I am still arriving.
    Look deeply: every second I am arriving
    to be a bud on a Spring branch,
    to be a tiny bird, with still-fragile wings,
    learning to sing in my new nest,
    to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
    to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone…
    Please call me by my true names,
    so I can wake up
    and the door of my heart
    could be left open,
    the door of compassion

    ( His name is pronounced Tick - Not - Hahn) A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist.

    He is greatly inspiring to me - his teachings and how he has lived his life. Martin Luther King Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Springwater's speaking of him encouraged me to seek him out more, get to know him. I know I will be reading more of his teachings.