"Wheels Turning Inward" is a is a rich collection of over fifty poems, following a poet’s mythic and spiritual journey that crosses easily onto the paths of many contemplative traditions. The artwork at the top of this page, is one image found in the Gordon Moore Memorial stain glass window at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, by the artist Kim Clark Renteria. The image of these three circles, is emblematic of both the Trinity and the title for this new collection of poetry now available from Friesen Press.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Within These Eyes (For Colton – Who is a gift from God)
Within these eyes
So blue, so bright Floating in the stillness Of God, out of which All the heavens of creation Are reflected.
Within these eyes Is a light, which is exactly Like the light of God. A single white point Pointing to the oneness Of all creation.
It is a light Like the Star of Bethlehem That leads us to the Christ of Compassion And the fullness of God.
It is a light of Unlimited potential, Of stars and constellations Stretching Beyond all human memory And imagination.
That imagines heaven Found in a single breath, Born from the breath Of God, when the dust Of the earth was made into man.
That imagines heaven To be found in a Mothers embrace, And a kiss, so full of love It heals a broken world And worlds beyond And worlds beyond.
Colton is my great nephew, the young son of my niece Jenny and her husband David.
Ron Starbuck is the author of Wheels Turning Inward a collection of over fifty poems. His poetry and prose is an expression of and a response to encountering God's call. We are all called to become God’s people and called to embrace the holiness (wholeness) of the Lord, regardless of what faith we may actually practice. When we come together in and through our relationships, in a spiritual community and connection with one another, we become and act together as a "People of God."
“God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16 (NRSV)