Francois Boucher

Francois Boucher

beautiful melody
luring to places
far away
to be lost
in this
that captures
my senses
and allows me to
float along
with strings
and reeds
and soft keys
bidding eyes to close
sudden awakening by
the reprimanding
pierce of a horn
held secure
by the bass clef
and to know
the things
I love
are revealed in
a melody
and full of life
manifest in me now
and ever a part




O that I could
Walk in faith
Crossing seas
To meet Love
With eyes fixed
And mind set
On doing right
By the hand of God
In whom I rest
A tired heart
And weary soul

Earnestly seeking
Vigilant in His way
Bracing against
Icy winds from somewhere
With eroding attempts
In its own earnest that cannot
Pierce a resolute stance
Immovable and steadfast

Neither wind can blow
Nor sea may swallow
A heart focused
On Eternal Love.

(c) 2015 rick stassi


Green Wheat Fields VVG

“Green Wheat Fields”    Vincent Van Gogh

release impatience
teaching a focus
on words and thoughts
from within my soul
letting my inward
feed my outward
and tears overwrought
shall cease surely as the tide
ebbs back to the sea

(c) 2015 rick stassi


Seurat -Barge on the Seine

“Barge on the Seine” Seurat

make clear my paths
to heaven send my heart
abiding in good news
within me always a part
seeking the eyes of Eternity
gentle gaze rests upon my soul
with God’s loving grace
ever making me whole.

(c) 2015 rick stassi



lead me to promises

with hope rising
elevated over horizons
where eternity is seen

steep mountain passes
where trials are endured
conceding to gentle green
in peace unveiled

adjacent still water
in wisdom’s depth
under His wing
protected always

caressing breezes
O gentle love
peering through windowed
paths to your soul

seeking smiles
in rose blush
making me whole
in warming hearts

hidden in eternity
wary of all things
subject to no thing
save His light

and drowning in your arms
like blissful dream.
it is love’s deeper side
carried on a kiss.

(c) 2015 rick stassi