Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Over at Abbey of the Arts it's poetry week with the theme of illumination. I've borrowed the Abbey's lovely photo and entered my words below in thanksgiving for the gift of illumination that poetry has brought to my life and in thanksgiving for five amazing days of spiritual retreat on the Hood Canal.

Yearning for the light
Aching to hear, to see, to respond
I wrap myself in silence, listening, praying, being
Warmed by the cover, encouraged by a spark, I joyously shed my shroud in pursuit of the fire

Photo - Abbey of the Arts - CVPaintner


  1. wonderful wonderful poem! it makes me all misty :-) xoxoxo

  2. Beautiful words SS, so reflective of your own beautiful spirit which I had the joy and privilege of witnessing these last days. Love and blessings to you.