Adorned with garlands of love

February 11, 2015


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Sweet touch of dawn
awakening me
kissing the last
of lengthening
shadows away that like
to follow joy
and obscure the emanations
of light
that bless the world

Love so fills my eyes
that the gaze
brushes everything in sight
with beauty
using darkness
to deepen
the soft robe
of night
the beloved tenderly places
around my shoulders

Starlight lingers
in my hair
and garlands of secrets
are hidden
in the tiny flowers
clinging to my gown

My countenance is radiant
with the beloved
and the light of day
reveals the Joy
I carry inside
I am helpless to dim the glow
so I treasure the grace
and hide my face…

Laughter dances all
around the room
and the voice of intimacy
has opened
my sacred listening

Night surrounds me
while I close
my eyes
to pretend to sleep
the stars linger
in the morning light
but we are unable to delay
the light of dawn

The birds are already singing
and building nests
with strands
of hair
left in the grass
for love
is in the air

Bewildering dew
like sips of wine
the silvery tongue
of the moon
transforming me into
a living tree
of heaven
in the golden rays
of eternal love


luminous transcendence

February 8, 2015
The silence never fails to coax a song
from this listening heart
when feeling the deep presence
of the dance
beneath the stars
the soft caresses
in the swirling centuries 
of blossoming 
in the sweet spring 
of mystic souls
a garden forever blessed
by the fingers of moonlight
in the sensual curls
tumbling free under the tapestry
of night
a music only heard
and felt
in the open heart
of lovers
fireflies mingle with violets
in the grass
and the stream
flowing through the garden
carries a story
in the reflections
of light
that will soon vanish
in the rising mist 
of dawn
the beloved keeps the secrets
in the infinite
of the formless

the light above all light

January 28, 2015

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The moist dew clinging and quivering on the petals
of the newly opening flowers in the mystical garden
shining in the luminous rays of early morning sun
hovering caress like the tears brimming from my eyes….
this sweet elixir… the quintessence of dawn
becomes a new threshold for the visions you let me see
a new being blinking and gazing upon a new world
wide eyed and innocent as if for the first time…

Hearing the crooning of the music you play
with pursed lips upon the flute
as your divine breath soothes and sways and plays
with tender touches through my curls flowing
loosely in the wind leaving me swooning
in tenderness and spinning in the graceful
circling dance of all you create…

The divine light of your countenance
weaves a cover of clouds glowing with stars
a garland of wildflowers as my words
fall helplessly and humbly into your beauty
yet this sacred encounter longs for expression
and the touch of spirit is more real than
any ever known in human existence..

Soft sensual arrows of light enter my heart
bewildering the rhythm to align with yours
to feel the field of radiant energy
that surrounds and follows you
opening the portal of your nearness
as you touch the earth with the spirit
and freedom of the purity of love….


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The wine of our becoming

January 27, 2015

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Holding out the chalice of the pure wine of love
with both hands……may it find the path through your heart
to glow with light and transparency…..that you might behold
the truth and beauty within you….let the reflections
shimmer like the sun flashing on the ripples of the sea…
as light rides the crest of the rising and falling waves…

Let your garden be filled with flowers of laughter
and water them with your tears……whisper your secrets
as you hide them with the seeds in soft soil
to reach for the light of the beloved…coaxing your growth
and luring you to dance in the arms of intimacy
the stars invite your becoming…

the curving gondola of the mystical moon awaits
your presence in the possibilities of a new dawn..
scattering the rainbows from the colors of you..
upon countless longing hearts waiting to share
the rhythm of your life and the gospels of your soul…
let us sip the sweetness of your song of freedom…


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We stand on the shoulders of their faith

January 26, 2015

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Abraham! Joseph! Moses! Mary! Jesus!

We whisper their names in awe and wonder

becoming aware of their stories

and the creative power of their faith

standing alone in a call from a Voice

within their hearts

sometimes asking the impossible

following love in dreams and visions

that no one could prove

Yet they were launched on a mission

they could not explain

only knew they must follow

one step at a time

moment by moment

a journey

that changed everything

looking for a new way of living

in the kingdom of the soul

A God of Love has infinite faces

knowing our hearts

and longings

our possibilities

Love awakens and empowers

the spirit to move us

into the great arms of belonging

and belovedness

We stand on the shoulders of thousands

who followed a call

of those who were moved by faith

to help create a new world

of freedom

to become a seeker

an explorer

a pilgrim of wonder

in the magnificent light

and glorious mystery

of the wilderness of God


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Painting by Rassouli


Divine Mystery of the Universe

January 10, 2015

Mystery of the Universe

Sometimes when I awaken
in this wilderness
of silence
beneath the moon
visions of the elegance of creation
dance me into a heightened awareness
of the phenomenal variation
of life

Blessed to see and behold
unending moments
of wonder here on earth
the blinding radiance
of it all
breaks free in
the gaze of love

Suddenly am free falling
into deep dimensions
of timelessness
a matrix of mystic seeds
in a womb filled with silent music
waiting to be born
stirring with a longing desire
to create a form

Playing with words
letting them tumble into being
sometimes claiming a place
by finding a space
on the pristine wilderness of a blank page
an untouched field of light
inviting love’s expression
a composition
that arranges itself
in a flowing revelation of new life

Life is seeking union
with love
to reveal itself
through the precious spirit
hidden within us

We are designed to receive
the Beloved
who is forever
forming us to become
the light
that reveals
the glory and grace
of love


The veil is lifting

January 7, 2015

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Come play 

in the soft rays 

of dawn

and breathe deeply to catch 

the revelations of dusk


the musky scent 

of night

still clinging 

to the golden veil

of the rising sun



in the surrendered soul 

flows through us 

in the fullness of love 

and finds its expression 

in the awe and wonder of surprise

before our eyes


for the heart 

is a glowing fire

a luminous creator of infinite 

and intimate ways 

we can express 

the voluminous kindness

 in the wild 

and unique grace 

of love


with changing colors

we glimpse

the luminous transparency 

of infinite beauty 


and touching us


we cannot help but share

with caressing 

and open palms

moist with whatever medium

is flowing from us

like silk

as the tip of a flame

writes its secrets through

our vulnerability


Love transforms 

the moment

into something so sacred

we feel the breath

of whispering

when we truly listen

with the heart


a sensual breeze

seems to be

lingering near our lips

softly and tenderly

brushing the skin

like eyelashes


a leaping flame of feeling

sends us reeling

and dancing

to a deep rhythm

hidden in the marvelous


of creativity

unleashed by spirit

into a wilderness

of freedom


a fountain of pure joy

touches the sky

and becomes

a prism of glorious beams

of streaming light 


elegant refrains 

of beauty 

from a music

of silence


O sweet companion

of my soul

how dear you are

love covers the distance

between near and far

and your essence

has become


a precious part

of this 

eternal heart

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All glory is thine, O Lord

January 3, 2015





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In a mother’s heart

a secret opens

like the mystery

and flowering beauty

of spring,

when she tenderly

kisses her child,

she kisses the face of love,

and Mary felt

in her soul

that she was kissing

the face of God,

that the child in her arms

was the wonder

of the great I am

settling softly as a babe

in her arms.


Ascending into unseen arms

January 3, 2015










There are moments we rise

beyond the endless words

perceiving and feeling

the delicate breath of a sigh

curling and weaving…

weightless…. unseen…

slipping into a flow of spirit……..

a secret entry

spinning soft emanations….

silken strands of purity

deeply intimate

 infinitely divine secrets

of belovedness….

approaching silently like fog

melting into whispers

of home


The soothing sigh of the Beloved

December 15, 2014

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The entire universe

is being born

within us

in every moment…

One great energy

sustaining us All…

flowing through us…

heart to heart…..

soul to soul……….

breath to breath…………

divine thought to thought…

the winds of beauty……..

the light of spirit……..

the alchemy of love………

.the translucent clouds……

glow with the colors

of feeling……

reflecting the deep


of the Source of All Life.

love for our sacred being…

precious intimacy

of the breath of God…

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