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  • Writer's pictureRev. Ani

From One Fecund Source

Poems From The Porch

Petite yellow wildflowers, on the verge of blooming, are leaning into the warmth of the sun.

Their stems stretch upward on one tall stock before expanding outward.

The dry Arizona mountains are covered with green brush, even on their tops.

Above them, the blue sky is making room for these giants to evolve.

The dirt here demonstrates the diversity of life —

a flourishing of pink, rust, white, coral, beige, and sage.

This dusty land speaks of our origins and of our departure.

From dust we came, and to dust we will return.

Yet, we are so much more.

Together and separately, we are all blossoming our unique expressions from one fecund Source,

reaching into the emptiness of potential,

and offering our gifts along the way.


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 truths to be self-evident.

How To Practice Sacred Reading Read+Reflect+Respond+Rest

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, Ani

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