"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.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Eternal Life

If you believed
  if you really believed, in eternal life
    what would that mean?

I think it would mean
  that you live each moment of your life now
    fully aware, completely awake, without hesitation

I think it would mean
  that you see the world as it is
    without a veil or tinted glasses

An echo of each single thought
  flowing from a mind far too busy, to stop
     and to see, the wonders of heart beat and breath

The wonder of relationships, and how each one,
  forces us to find the other in our truest self, to see that we
    are not two, or three, or four, or more, but one body

Flesh bound to flesh, bone grafted to bone
  organ paired to organ, rib joined to rib
    neuron matching neuron, our DNA dancing together  

I think it would mean
  celebrating each day as a Great Thanksgiving
    a Eucharistic feast, hosted by God in top hat and tails, smiling

As we each smile back.

Ron Starbuck
Copyright 2010