More Satisfied

In a world
that is vain and violent
You have promised
that those who seek You
will find You

Oh, Beloved
let it be so
that more
and more hearts
would long for
Your Tenderness
and learn to create Peace

That in surrendering
to our blessed smallness
we might understand
the greatness of
Your Mercy and Love

And in encountering
Your Beauty
each seeker
might be
more satisfied
with You
than with any
passing delusion
of perfection
or illusion
of power.

~Cheryl Anne 

The Call to Life

All the Wealth of Life
is contained in a single moment
of warm sun upon the neck.

A deep breath
and full release
of all that’s held so tightly tamed.

O God~
we’re made for so much more
than our endless litanies
of shoulds and should nots
and all we endure in our refusing to live.

Blessed are You
in The Call to Life!

In the open sky,
in the fecund earth,
in the sea whose roar
is felt within the soul!

For every Invitation
You extend with Love,
in Your Desire as our Truest Friend,
that we may yet be Happy, Healed, and Whole.

~Cheryl Anne

Endless Morning

Our Being In Love
is an Endless Morning.

Amber Dawn’s rising
from mists, softly gathered
in reverent support of
the Cosmic Monstrance
of the Sun; calling All
the Earth into Sweet Adoration.

Beginning,
Beginning;
Love Is
Always
Beginning.

Its first creative moment
never ends; It is the
Golden Thread of Intimacy
woven through Eternity.

Our Being In Love
is an Endless Morning.

~Cheryl Anne

Smiling In Eternity

I am smiling
in Eternity;
not some
distant “Then”
or “There”;
but Here
and Now
in this tapestry chair.

I am smiling
for the grace
of knowing,
Heaven’s not
a place I’m going,
but Love Divine;
This Moment
glowing warm
in my broken heart.

I am smiling
as spirits hover;
smiling too
as they discover
me resting here
in the Arms of
the Lover of my soul.

I am smiling,
free of doubt
and fear; held
in this space
where All is clear;
for God is All
and ever near to me.

I am smiling
in Eternity.

~Cheryl Anne

As Your Own

You sustain me,
O God, through
the Angels of
the Elements;
through the Clergy
of Creatures, faithful
in their given nature;
through the blessed birds,
who keep the Hours
in their fragile bones;
who intone Your praise
with the purity of simple being.

You grow me,
O God, through
the lives and loves
of Saints, seen and unseen;
Poets, Priests, Prophets,
who know Your Kiss of Fire
and mediate Your Mystery
in easy smiles and penetrating glances;
Whose eyes ares lamps lit;
Whose hearts are bread broken;
Whose words are wine poured.

You bless me,
O God, through
Your Generosity;
through the Gift of Fragility,
which fosters earthly dependence
where Love is grown;
through Your Kiss of Fire;
the Divine Transcendence
Where I am Known
As I Am;
As Your Own.

~Gratefully,
Cheryl Anne

O Maker of Mysteries!

Beyond all doctrine
and argued histories,
There is You,
O Maker of Mysteries!
There is You,
O Light beyond naming!
The Life and Love
impervious to taming.

There is the Great Song
on wind’s freedom heard.
There is morning dew’s
delicate, unquestionable word.

There is sacrament
of seafoam, soft
between my toes;
a body that intuits
and a heart that knows
this elemental bliss is part
of the Highest Order of Things.

My soul seeks silence,
my heart it sings.

~Cheryl Anne

Through To Heaven

God of Resurrection
and Restoration,
please help us
always to see
through to Heaven,
no matter how bleak,
murky, or blatantly evil
things may appear on earth.

Give us vision to perceive
Your Overarching Light.
As the boldness and clarity
of today’s blue sky,
so is the boldness
and clarity of Your Love,
Which will ultimately
set all things right.

We thank You today,
Bright and Benevolent;
Infinitely Patient One,
for everything on earth
that is indeed of You~
The love of family,
friend, and stranger.
Smiles to share, hands to hold,
arms to support and embrace,
words to encourage and comfort.

We thank You for
spring’s hopeful greening,
the color and fragrance of flowers,
the creatures who live their lives
in the wisdom of utter dependence upon You;
too busy singing and scurrying
to be worrying about their worth.
They are simply here, and know by that,
You have declared their blessed necessity
in beautifying the earth and fulfilling Your Dream.

God of our slow awakening,
please help focus and fine tune our hearts
to see as You See, and love as You Love.
Deliver us from all corruption, falseness, and fear;
all that divides and deceives and distorts.
Make crystal clear to us what is True,
and show us what we must do, that we may
contribute to the bringing and building
of Your Realm of Justice, Peace, and Unfailing Love.

Amen.

~Cheryl Anne