everyman’s dream


Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Draw me near
liquid green field,
my frailty certain;
torn heart concealed.

Cast away
fear of darkness
with eyes fixed inward
soul wanders relentless.

Lead me now
to God’s own eyes.
Of everyman’s dream
in azure skies.

On and on
in tepid night,
O peace whom I seek
behind first light.

Then off in flight
as Cygnus often should.
Remind me, O Lord,
all things work for good.

(c) rick stassi




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


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