a new day



Ebbs and flows
Of persistent swell
Old one out
Meets new one in
Pleasantries – a nod and a
Good day!

I too say good bye
To yesterday who
Is ever cordial
To today.
And all is well.
As smiling hearts
Always hold sway.

And steadily
Onward going
On delicate
Green paths
Under even greener boughs
Of whimsical,
Reflecting bliss..

Nothing ever,
I surely state –
Not even one passing
Breezy, flowing moment
Deliberately and purposefully
Bathing my face,
Appears amiss.

(c) 2014 rick stassi

powder blue

There is softness in your touch,
O Lord, gently urging our rest under
Powder blue upon velvety green
That flow to one another
Meeting at one decidedly
Straight line –
Our perspective horizon.

Do you believe our hearts,
Are connected?
Across waves of blue
Through gentle white bursts
Of moisture laden
Ships of the sky.
Always watched with
Ethereal nurture…

Yes, hearts bound
By a single thread –
A seamstress dream.
Our hearts, and many others,
Floating about like
Flits of light
Angelic fireflies
Interacting, loving, caring…

There is softness in Your voice,
O Lord, with gentle causal tone
Directing us to rest
On green velvet,
Me and you,
Under powder blue.

“…for those who believe as one”

(c) 2014 Rick Stassi

these things…

"Eragny" Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 23:1

Forever and one day
My cries are heard
Through my days
Of seemingly endless plight
And the angst of the unknown
Tearing and pulling…

The brave resolute faces
Of pilgrims on our way
Led in trust
Held in hope
Steeped in faith
True to one path…

O guiding Spirit
Abiding at my core
Opening my eyes
To so much unseen
Things veiled
Lucid stream of light…

These things I feel
As I ponder ends and beginnings
From birth to death
But mostly right now
Surely in this place
God has appointed.

(c) 2014 Rick Stassi

me alone


“Jardin a Eragny” Pissarro


“Let me alone,
For my days are but a breath”
Job 7:16

Let me alone, passing time
For I have so much more to
Ponder and to absorb –
To wonder about things forward
And reflect on things aft.

Let me alone, eroding wind
For I am shielded in godliness
A true and unique
Creation of God –
There is joy in my heart.

Let me alone, wretched noise,
Cacophonous thoughts
And opinions and words
That attempt to clog every artery,
But resistant are mine.

Embrace me now,
Father of all life
No less mine
As I lovingly remember
Your loving heart.

(c) 2014 Rick