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When The Sun Lavishes Full

Poems From The Porch


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The brilliance of light illuminating texture and hue invites me to radiate love on you so generously that you cannot help but feel your extravagant splendor and worth fully exposed and honored and to revel in it with you like a warm bath or furry blanket or a song so sweet that my heart explodes in resonance and glee for the joy inspired by seeing the face of God and knowing that you recognize that image savoring and exclaiming in passionate exultation at the wonder and glory when the sun lavishes full on me, too.


 

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 · 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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