19 December 2017

Finding Heaven on Earth



"Amy Flower" by Susan 






We long for heaven with faith, hope and love*
and find it often here on earth—oh, yes!
In faith, we open to divine being.
In hope, we lean in to let go. In love,
we dedicate our hands and mouths and all.
Such flowers we are, drawing from the source
to root and grow and bloom. This is God’s work.

But when it’s hard for us to use the word
God, we know instead a steady glowing light
in darkness and a source of water in
the desert and food in natural things:
To root and grow and bloom is close enough
to having faith and hope and love to be
equivalent—oh, yes!  We are alive. 



Inspired by Fr. Richard Rohr's Meditation "Returning to Union"
Tuesday, December 19, 2017


My blog poems are rough drafts. 
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© 2017 Susan L. Chast

5 comments:

Sherry Marr said...

A most beautiful poem, Susan........I love the glowing light, the rooting and growing......

sreeja harikrishnan said...

How beautiful...that serene wisdom...!!!

Sumana Roy said...

"Such flowers we are"...Our true nature... So beautifully captivated Susan...

Suzanne Day said...

Such clarity, simplicity flows and grows through this short poem, Susan. Thank you - for this gift, describing faith with references so down-to-earth!

kaykuala said...

We long for heaven with faith, hope and love*
and find it often here on earth—oh, yes!

Your opening is itself such an inspiration, Susan. Yes, it is all there if only one is that fortunate to be drawn to it. Happy New Year Ma'am!

Hank