11 February 2015

Deus meus






I turn to you like small begonia leaves
in sun, like their roots in water I turn.

Wearing sunscreen, taking small sips I turn
or I burn of too much grace and delight.

And yet, better burning than thirsting and
dying out of  your life-giving presence.

So I’ll stay in this window, dear God, I’ll
have you come alive in every fiber.

I live to make you visible through my
            blooming, through my turning to and for you.


For my prompt Poets United  Midweek Motif ~ LOVE is not a Greeting Card!

Copyright © 2015 S.L.Chast




24 comments:

Jae Rose said...

What a beautiful, nourishing perspective..it's slightly out of synch but there's a wonderful film called "Leon" (The Professional in the USA)...where a hitman nurtured his plants contrary to his day job so to speak...love can always be found if we look for it and tend it..

Mary said...

I really like this one, Susan. I read it as a meditation or prayer & found the last two stanzas very moving. Oh that He would be made visible through our blooming.....a lovely thought.

Brian Miller said...

lovely spirituality to this...i like how you play off both the leaves/flowers and the roots...and the importance of that presence like water....and the desire to see more of them in yourself...and your blooming...

humbird said...

Aligning with what is true for you with love - the way...Love

Wolfsrosebud said...

ah... that tree in living waters with fruit blooming... how sweet

Anonymous said...

Lovely imagery. ;)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This poem, coupled with the photo, is so perfectly beautiful - the leaves turning towards the Light, the coming alive in every fiber. Reading it right after the e.e. cummings poem, I felt somewhat the same response - to the rhythm and the words and how beautifully they work together. Wow! Great write, Susan. And a prompt with a TON of scope - in every direction.

Sumana Roy said...

"I burn of too much grace and delight"....this portion will stay with me forever...love the conviction in the closing lines...

Lisa A. Williams said...

Lovely!

Kay L. Davies said...

You are a wonderful poet, Susan. I felt at one with you, with the plants, and with God as I read this poem.
Luv, K

Anonymous said...

This touched my heart. My desire as well. Thank you for this lovely prayer.

Hannah said...

This feels, to me, so much like a prayer, uttered in impassioned whisper...such a truth-spilled piece, Susan.

Myrna R. said...

What a beautiful prayer Susan. You express my intention. Thank you.

Old Egg said...

'Better burning that thirsting' that is how real love is; there with you all the time. I love the window too; looking out for them to return. A stunning love poem.

rallentanda said...

Beautifully expressed spiritual love. !

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

The ultimate love! Beautifully expressed. I like your sweet metaphor.

Gen Giggles said...

Such a deep idea expressed.

Scarlet said...

Those last 4 lines are deeply moving and nourishing ~ The love to the Lord is very visible ~

Grace

C.C. said...

The depth and intensity of purpose is so inherent throughout....and I particularly like the "I'll have you come alive in every fiber" line! Beautiful.

Outlawyer said...

Ah lovely! Thanks, k. Manicddaily

kaykuala said...

Love is forever blooming for Providence and Protector that one gets the full benefit of blessings untold! Great lines Susan!

Hank

Unknown said...

It is a constant soaking in isnt it. And yes when we turn we get warmed all over.

Suzy said...

I love how you use nature to convey your love. Very sweet.

Arathi Harihar said...

beautiful lines..susan..