"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.
Monday, December 28, 2009
if you will only take a moment
if you will only take a moment to pause quietly, to close your eyes in prayer and to then imagine yourself
breathing out slowly, surely and while doing so letting go of all earthly desires and distractions
all attachments, and anger the relentless thoughts, frustrations and fears of the day until the body aches for air
starving for the divine spirit which gives true life
breathing in again slowly, surely welcoming the Holy Spirit descending upon you, like a soft white dove or a fire fiercely burning and bright, as a blessing of Christ
consuming all suffering into a moment of clarity filled with light surrounded by a peace
surrounded by a peace, which is like no other, no other at all
which is like an understanding, a oneness of Christ, the Word made Flesh that transcends and heals the whole world
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)