slumber

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Mary Cassatt “The Child’s Caress” 

Autumn prepares slumber
For Summer’s final despair and
Quiet transition
From optimism to the
Reality of shorter days.

(c) 2011 – 2019 Rick Stassi

Prayer

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Within the core of my humble heart,
Desiring to be set apart.
When pure white dove does alight,
Born of God’s one true light.

(c) 2011-2019 rick stassi

in God’s arms

Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam

the slowness of breath
in longest days,
protects and restores;
heart subtly seeks,
in beautiful ways.

alas dying leaf
signaling change,
reminds in colors;
texture of old,
my limited range

the sureness of light
in bathing love,
reassembles hope;
sepia dreams pass,
in arms from Above.

sincerity

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Edgar Degas

Through a glass
darkly,
it seems –
I seek clarity
of those innermost
things.
If truth lies
awake
on the hem of
inner places
sincere,
waiting to divulge
and alight on my
outer being,
then I pray
for sincerity
for peace so
serene.

(c) 2011-2019 rick j stassi