Sunday, February 22, 2009

I Am There

This year,

the purple is

unnecessary;

the covering of the statues,

the desert atmosphere,

bare branches on the altar

and sand

in the holy water font.


It is not necessary

to contrive a season

of mourning.


It is not necessary

to manufacture

the tiresome, ashen, darkness

to get in touch with the reality of

my spiritual poverty.



I am there.

4 comments:

TACParent said...

I am there too,
with you;
different circumstance,
mourning nonetheless
Holding you ...

Continually

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks. Its eerie how we go through similar things at the same time.

Linda S. Socha said...

I hear you are there. Please hear me when I say you are seriously talented and deeply spiritual? I love how you go to the heart of the matter and yet are so understated.
Thank you for this. This mourning...such a human experience
and hopefully the precursor of a rebirth

Sorry. I did not really intend to go on and on. I do have these moments


Linda

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thanks, Linda. "hopefully the precursor of a rebirth." I agree. It is what I hope for.

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