Poems. Prayers & Promises

Monday, 28 July 2014

Psalm 9

Benches adorn a square of grass
Asleep by a public fountain
A tree stands as great as heaven
Chequered pattern dancing in the light

And not far from the old stone wall
Where paths and narrow porches
Decorate the shadows
And dance submerged in flint and glass
The earth lies flooded with glory

On a clear calm evening
In an act of praise
Abbey bells ring
For the dream becomes reality

Taste the bread of life
Accept the gift of grace
Sweet the moment immersed in love
For worship bursts with desire
In radiant shining glory.


Psalm 9 - New Living Translation

Friday, 25 July 2014

Psalm 8

Vermilion sky
Radiant heavens brightness
Rainbows blossom in a dance
Rich clouds and warm rain
Floating feathers of light
From enchanting stars.

I wonder at the sovereign splendor
Mountains high and rising tides
Kiss the shores of diamond lakes
Reflecting the beauty of creation glances

A world of sweetness
This amethyst dawn shakes free
As warm sun-fingers
Are wrapped in hidden reverence
Declare to life the glory of love
Immersed under a banner of treasured grace.


Psalm 8 - New Living Translation

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Psalm 7

The mountains call
Flickering rainbows of light
Chasing the clouds
Onward in anticipation
Transported beyond
Fragile rising storms
Unsuspecting arrival
Contemplation of joy
Dangled before my eyes
A covenant of awe
Somehow understood
In the moment of participation
Reserved for me
An undoubted pleasure

Monday, 7 July 2014

Psalm 6

Between lost and becoming
Echo so intense
Meandering like shadows
Into a drowned future
Drifting dreamily towards
Old scenes
Old friends
Old days
The joyful praise of a vision
Room and roofs of refuge
Have become my dwelling
In the doorway of your house
Where I find your unfailing love
And weeping
And tears
And hopelessness
Of a suffered life
Is healed
In the promise of rest
And held with the shield of love


Psalm 6 - New Living Translation

Friday, 4 July 2014


Unparalleled passion
Infinite worth
Word became flesh
Divine gift of grace
Unfathomable love
Kissed our birth
Absorbed our pain
Died in our place.