Armored with Gold Roses


after I had walked,
my ring finger brushed
flowers and petals 
but spirit moved me 
I ran until I was tired
the grass beneath me
Mother Earth at peace
all in harmony
//
so I only sighed
when I was tired
and I picked myself
up, catching the wind
to see/feel glory 
there the buds of love.

Ephesians 6.14

A Sonnet to God

I had found a way in
with the sonnet, God,
in this glass vessel
of holy water –
reflecting the sun
while crystal rainbows
shined out into day –
divine assurance
//
unchanging deliverance
this almighty sound
in meter, this matter(s).
I will sing forevermore  –
a locket of light 
anchored in my heart.

singing your praises

I want to be your flute
for your joy’s tune
I want to be a piano
for your loving symphony
I want to be a drum
for your energy’s vibration
I want to sing
for your words in hope
I want to be a choir
to be in harmony with your strength
I want to be the audience
so heaven echoes
I want to clap
to have our hands together






Quotes From the Holy Bible

So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13

Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid or scared of them; for the Lord your God himself is who goes with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy

I tell you, keep asking and it will be given to you. Keep seeking and you will find it. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.
Luke 11.9

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
John 13.7

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3 : 5

All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
Matthew 21 : 22

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
Philippians 4: 13

Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope.
Romans 5 : 3 – 4

A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
Proverbs 29 : 11

I will give thanks to you, Lord, among the nations. I will sing praises to you among the peoples.
Psalms 108 : 3

For he will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.
Psalms 91 : 11

The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song, I will thank him.
Psalms 28 : 7

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I will help you.
Isaiah 41 : 13

A man’s heart plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps. – Proverbs 16 : 9

When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
Psalms 56 : 3

If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you. – John 15 : 7

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15 : 13

For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5 : 7

Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13 : 4

Those who know your name will put their trust in you, for you, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Psalms 9 : 10

Doing what is right and fair pleases the Lord more than offering.
Proverbs 21 : 3

Jesus, looking at them said, “with men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God.
Mark 10 : 27

For God didn’t give us a spirit fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
2 Timothy 1 : 7

As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them.
Luke 6 : 31

And delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalms 37 : 4

Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.
John 14 : 1

Teach me your way, Lord. Lead me in a straight path, because of my enemies.
Psalms 27 : 11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6 : 11

Wait for the Lord. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the Lord.
Psalms 27 : 14

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.
Psalms 118 : 1

Blessed are those who keep his statutes, who seek him with their whole heart.
Psalms 119 : 2

Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5 : 7

And be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4 : 32

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever.
Psalms 136 : 1

Dance

The leaves are dancing
hundreds are twirling
colored clothes and coats –

Our Divine Lord’s Host.
The fountain is clapping
and lightly tapping –

The summer or fall
it’s a sequence ball.
The bird’s ivory down
toe to toe with earth’s gown

The Day

This rising sun has begun –
God gives allotted space
to fulfill his will and grace.

Some ache in sadness
Some tremor with stress
A minute’s headdress,
while others kindness –

In all of this holy moment –
to reduce the dark to pigment,
this here an instrument.

In this house of optics
a fashioned lament.