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  • Writer's pictureRev. Ani

A Web of Love

Poems From The Porch

I found some little, white beauties as I was strolling through the grass this morning.

Their petals were soft and delicate and had tiny hairs adorning them.

As I bent down to get a closer look,

I noticed that they were connected by a web of Love, one to another,

much like you and me.

A giant would not see these flowers.

They wouldn’t even appear as specks amid the thick greenness.

It made me wonder what my eyes might be missing as I walk through this miraculous and multi-faceted world.

Love is everywhere blossoming for those who have eyes to see it.


Engaging With The Poem

Poetry can be a doorway to the soul and your own creativity. Throughout the ages, the written word has been used as a means to access personal truth and as a vehicle for prayer through the practice of sacred reading (lectio divina). I encourage you to try this beautiful practice and let its fruits be self-evident.

How to Practice Sacred Reading





Read the passage through slowly more than once, noticing how it feels in your body and the response of your heart.

Reflect: What word resonates with you? What phrase speaks to you?

What overall personal meaning comes to you? Allow yourself to follow a tangent.

Respond by making space for the prayer of your heart to manifest. Write down the words and/or phrases that resonate with you and allow them to arrange themselves into your own poem or prayer.

Rest with your eyes closed, perhaps using the word that most resonates with you as your mantra for silent meditation.


Dear friend,

May your mind be peaceful and calm,

may your body be relaxed and comfortable,

and may your heart be filled with love.

Thank you for reading.

Blessings and gratitude,


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