I’ve been remiss in my chronicling duties, having spent the weekend tending to the needs of two separate retreats: as accompanist for one retreat and as co-facilitator with Tammy Barthels and Dawn Anderson for another. Dawn set each of us a homework task; namely, to compose a poem that serves as both a summary and a souvenir of our time together at the Creative Expressions of Spirituality Retreat. My own poem – inspired not only by phrases and ideas that sparked to life in others’ poems but also by the divine beauty of having taken part in this retreat – serves as summary, souvenir, and stand-in for the weekend’s chronicle.
Reflection of the Forever
Forever rotating against stardust:
poetry in stone, song, and swathes of sodden sod.
the thoughtfulness to share postage stamps (in more ways than one)
the tenderness to pray for those fellow travelers who are most in need of comfort.