Swaddling

Be not afraid, o my soul, to hold Love close to your breast, to wonder at its fingers and toes and eyes, to marvel at Love’s sweet breath. Swaddle Love gently, tightly, as though it is the labor of your womb, the offspring of your heart, the flesh of your flesh,...

Love

How is it that my Lord can love me from the depths of hell to the heights of heaven? How has it come to pass that I am the beloved of the Sovereign of angels, the Commander of the dawn?  Yet there is the sun — a sign in the east — greeting me across the...

Send Word

Tell the stars to send word, O Creator, of your faithfulness to every generation, of your trustworthiness through the long night of injustice. Tell the children to send word, O Love, of your accompaniment in places of exile, of your blessed increase even in the...

Beloved

Let me sing for the Beloved, and let the Beloved sing for me: songs of delight and satisfaction, of discovery and renewal, of harmony and hope. Let me hum for the Beloved, and let the Beloved hum for me: lullabies of comfort and patience, of possibility and peace, of...

Sensual

How beautiful you are, my love, how very beautiful! Your hair is like goats along the hills; your teeth are like shorn ewes that have been washed; your lips are like a crimson thread—so lovely; your cheeks are like pomegranate halves. (Song of Songs 4:1-3) Sure, maybe...

What Wondrous Love

What love you have for us, O Merciful One: the sparrow chirrups faithfully and the daffodil sprouts through snow, joy greets us daily with the sunrise and grace finds us every night. What love you have for us, O Forgiving One: that new visions reveal your relentless...

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