Creation’s Garden

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May your faith
wake from its dull repose
that you may walk again
Creation’s Garden
with wonder and awe
in witness to the Spirit
spilling itself out
lavishly in every direction–
royal rose and creeping thistle,
majestic eagle and miniscule mite,
sturdy oak, delicate fern,
stars, galaxies, oceans,
deserts and domains
unseen under the ground
where you light.

Yes, let yourself be sated
with the splendor and spectacle,
praise and gratitude bubbling
up in your breast.

But finally,…come to rest
in stillness and in silence
until moved with tears
at Love’s unrestrained
excess, you recognize
again for the first time,
the miracle you are.

Β© 2014 Dennis Ference

27 thoughts on “Creation’s Garden

  1. Lovely and lyrical. I love how the poem moves from the delights of nature to the stillness of the heart. We find different aspects of ourself in each situation.

  2. This is beautifully written, Dennis, not only the sentiment but the wordsmithing. Love “gratitude bubbling” πŸ™‚ and “you recognize / again for the first time.” πŸ™‚

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