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Dipped in Liquid Light

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Dipped in Liquid Light

It is morning, before the dawn, and my heart goes out to you Lord. The light has yet to arrive from that orb You have ordained to rise each day and light our pretty planet. I light a few candles for a softening glow across the pages as the ink does its work carrying what is inside, out.   My heart, you are softened today. The quiet is welcome Outside and in. Yearnings, for this moment are held at bay And I gaze inside at a horizon of peace.   I have seen the moon at its full bright through the silhouetted branches and leaves of the evening trees And this has been pleasant to my soul.   I have seen the herons Both in the sparkling light of morning at the bay as the gulls laughed And in the evening rosy glow of setting day. They stand erect so patiently legs dipped in liquid light awaiting a meal to come swimming by as it will When their head, and that curve of neck dashes forward faster than perception to gather in the harvest.   Lord give me that patience give me that surety grant me that life standing in liquid light certain of my daily bread While the sun makes its rounds from morning till night.     ttorus  9/30/07 Stony Brook...

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New Worlds

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New Worlds

Bless you Lord for you have changed my crying to laughter. My soul is singing in my breast a song of ages, and of generations past.   There is no fear for now for safety for provision for turmoil and drama. There is only hope and the knowledge that we have done right in your eyes because our flaws are covered with a robe of perfection the robe of Christ for the forgiveness of folly. *** Your hands are strong and your heart beats excitedly with the knowledge that you can do all things and you then will. You are smart and capable filled with the abundance of new things. Your hands can form new worlds And can also work in the least of things to bring about changes for the good for the betterment of man. I will support you in this. My Spirit will guide and my strength will provide.    ttorus 2007 Stony...

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Sweet Consolation

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Sweet Consolation

My child bring your heart to me. This is our anguish. I will share this with you awhile. Let me confide in you now that this pain will rend our frame only this little while. I promise you sweet moments of laughter so deep you have not known it since early days of childhood when the knowledge of good and evil taught by parents in a book that remained on the highest shelf. There is a song within you which will yet be sung. be assured of it. When the Spirit of life is awakened in you the light of that Spirit will become a sparkling light reflected across the waters after the day has set into night. I promise you the light grows ever brighter as we rush to meet you. We will meet in a splash of light and laughter sweet consolation. Light and laughter, the sun and wind bright clouds of white in the bluest of skies Wet with love and a heart alive for you. ttorus 7/11/90...

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That Invisible Thread

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That Invisible Thread

Lord that I might find the heart of perfect silence within me now. Lord that stillness might reign supreme in my mind a perfect setting for paradise a perfect setting for the Gem of your presence. Father reveal the far horizons within me now.   How secure is that invisible thread from me to You And how sweet the tie that binds.   I look and do not see but rather feel and the sense of You brings comfort to the heart Yet still I look for your face for your smile for your word for the butterfly-wings of your presence in the stillness within.   Let the clatter of this world recede till all I see is the silken thread full of light and touched with the dew of heaven that leads to you.     My son, your hands have been willing partners in my work both yesterday and today. I will pour strength into your veins. I will lead you to persons who will partner in my labors with you And also to persons in need of encouragement. May you be alert to that distinction.   Into your heart now I give my Spirit. The waters of heaven flow within your veins. And while your Humanity will often emerge So too will your Heavenly.   The water and the blood of my Son’s heritage Flows even now in your veins   If you ever return to me I will ever return to you To reassure you ever that this is so.   Can you not feel the strength of your heart? The years yet bound within the flex of this hearty flesh.   This ground is being softened again that it might be fertile soil for the planting of my word.   Do you not feel the years yet to be? the strength in potential? Tomorrow lies at the horizon and while the curve of this earth may hide the path beyond that next bend Yet you know that path leads on to a heavenly realm And many a pilgrim has trod this way before you. Take comfort now and sing within your soul along with me.   ttorus  7/27/06 Stony Brook    ...

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The Crickets’ Calls

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The Crickets’ Calls

The crickets’ calls buzz in all the trees about me this early morning And the occasional bird lifts its voice to the growing light. Somehow the crickets are always a background sound until you turn your attention to them. Then it rises and falls, breaks and chirps comes close, then recedes. How many of their kind do I hear now? Countless, unimaginable. For when I leave to drive from here to fifty miles from here still a whirring steady buzz is heard through the open window above the roll of the tires and the rush of wind past my ear. So may the voice and will of God be to me Steady, unceasing, always there when I turn my attention to it. So may the sense of God’s presence eternal, and stretching out beyond all my horizons be.     My child you have wood for the fire light enough for every room Food enough to entertain a family of ten The light I give this morning you  are assured will last till evening. The trees will grow the leaves will turn to brilliant autumn glow In the suns of autumn while the evergreen needles hold their green hold their ground against the coming onslaught of winter All this life of birds and bugs will survive most nobly full of energy the spirit of life. So is your heart. it will change, in part most profoundly with the changing of the light and the times of day. Then too it will remain in part evergreen to hold its own against any chill it may encounter in its coming days When your heart has been tried once again by the season’s turning Spring once again will begin its inevitable march across this planet To warm a heart turned bitter cold under the icy blast. The leaves will green once again with the lengthening days. The sheltering canopy overhead will be spread to cool now and shade against the excesses of the sun So is my provision. It goes around and comes round again. Season after season With trust and faith you can trust in my return rest in my growth within as a sheltering canopy an evergreen guarantee an endless voice rising and falling in your attention Yesterday was, and tomorrow will be But now is all in all.   ttorus  10/7/07 Stony...

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This Voice

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This Voice

Thank you God, for your healing hand bless you for a day without suffering Grant this peace at all times and let me know peace in my troubles   Thank you Lord, that you have secured these boundaries. Grant that we may know always the security of your endless power and everlasting love.     Go on in your way; your light shines brighter still. Each day is brighter still, till the full light of day. Let your feet run to do good, and your path be right. Hear the voice within you saying “Walk this way.”   Here is a voice you can trust. Only seek it discern it capture it nurture and foster it amplify it and tune to it always And this voice will be your guide and encouragement This voice will lead you in the way everlasting.   ttorus 2007 Stony...

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