It is better in prayer

It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than to have words without a heart.

The Crack

While snow fell carelessly
floating indifferent in eddies of
rooftop air, circling the black

a spring night entered
my mind through the tight-closed window,

a loose Russian shirt of
light silk.
For this, then,
that slanting
line was left, that crack, the pane
never replaced.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater. So is my word that it goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

When it snows

When it snows she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet wool.

God provides

There is not a creature on earth but God provides its sustenance.

Psalm 147

Praise the Beloved, Heart of all hearts!
We are blessed as we sing praises
To the Beloved
For as we give ourselves in love,
So we receive love.
The Beloved abides in our heart,
In every open heart that
Welcomes Love...Yes, the Divine word
is written on every heart-scroll,
a guide to pilgrims along the way.