Last Temptation

Circle etched in the desert’s droughtHeart pulled out and flesh subduedLove of God that tears the soulApples offered, blood-stain redWho will sever evil’s chainThat binds each one unto the nextBorne within, our nature’s curse?The echo of a serpent’s tongueBare-breasted, or a lion’s roarPride-praising, or alonenessAnd none will hold Your hand…Who will cast the sinless stone?Only those whose eyes are blind.Who will castigate the worldFor the … Continue reading Last Temptation

The Annunciation

Ave, the spring of flowerAnd summer’s fernAve, the flow of riverAnd ice’s thawAve, the walls of NazarethWhite as angel wingsAve, the grace of seedThe death and the dawnAve, the hollowed earthAnd Woman’s wombAve, all things rebornThe kiss of God and ManAve, the farmer’s sowingAnd the sun’s ascentAve, the green of treeAnd outstretched limbsAve, the cup that brimsAnd the heart that runs overAve, the lilies and … Continue reading The Annunciation

Love is Not an Accident

Love is not an accident Of chemicals that crossed in space It flows from Everlasting Choice And rushes with a Timeless Grace For out of nothing, nothing comes Yet that which fills can never drain It is the essence of the soul The proof of some transcendent plain Random reactions ne’er could weave The surge of passions, strength of will The beauty heard in Nature’s … Continue reading Love is Not an Accident

Womb of the Universe

Hush, my child, sleep in safety Darkness shows that mother’s near All surrounding love and safety Mother’s song dispels all fear Hush, my child, in the silence Feel the beat of mother’s heart Though the universal longing Soon shall pierce it with a dart Hush, my child, on the journey Far from home, a star shall lead; Soul of Starlight burns within me, Yet the … Continue reading Womb of the Universe