night

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William Worster

Adjacent to unknown tomorrow,
Lord please capture all my sorrow.
Morning melody sunrise brings,
Night will never see such things.

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Spirit


The sheltering song
Of overwhelming love,
Alights upon my heart
On the wings of a dove.

Tangency

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Picasso, Blue Period

Curious views of time
that has passed
leaves common ground
for new moments to last.
How our God supports
all who seek to rest
in His immovable gaze…
With every thought fleeting
and sorrow alighting
on downcast eyes,
pursuing strengthened will
and failing to vanquish time.
Melody is sparse
in ways of man but
ethereal music floats
o’er tops of hills
never climbed that
cast long shadows
onto distant horizon and
see where heaven and earth
meet in one perfect point.
O Jacob, you saw the ladder
of tangency.
God planted the foresight
of Jesus, the Lamb
who saves us and who
personifies love.
Dream no more for
all is bliss.

(c) Rick Stassi 2018

asea

1902 Crouching woman.jpgeyes cast out,
adrift at sea.
horizon’s shadows
cloud heaven’s plea.

penetrate dark air;
train my sight.
unbearable ocean,
in the foreboding night.

vessel lists
in saline swell.
i’m not so sad now,
after all…

seeking happiness,
settling in sadness,
exploit my time,
as tears confess –

and the sea envelopes
the careless times,
unfocused and fettered
alone, alone, mine.

2017 Rick

squander moments

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Morisot

Where is my wisdom?
I seek to reconcile –

What I started,
I shall finish.

I have missed my purpose;
I have squandered a moment

Outward man shuns
Inward man.

My reflected image
Does not live.

I am fleeting –
Fading heartbeat in temporal death .

Alas, O swaying sapling
At wind’s command.

Your strength
Wanes in melancholy.

Dissipating, needing God,
His guardian eyes.

I know He is here
I know He waits.

Rick