Friday, May 16, 2014

Communion ~

Through the vast shining night in silence 
     we walk 
too touched with glory of it all to talk ...
Think that a million worlds of fire and light 
can crowd the radiance into one world's night 
each crystallized by distance to a star!
How far is Heaven? How far? 

Softly into my hand there slips the hands

of one whose comrade spirit understands 
my thoughts unspoken 
In the deep hush unbroken 
another soul is fused in reverence with mine 
and I look down to answering eyes that    
       shine 
So beautiful and close beside me here 
How near is Heaven? How near?  
So near - 

50 comments:

  1. "Look down to answering eyes"
    Your grandchild?
    A beautiful poem that I relate to. When I step out at night with my dog, the awesomeness of the sky is mesmerizing. It is truly "vast" and "heavenly."

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    1. Hi Anita,
      Yes, my lovely granddaughter.
      Many thanks for leaving the lovely comment and I am glad you related.

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  2. This is beautiful, Margie. I have had moments like this. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much, Daisy.
      Aren't those moments wonderful? !!!

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  3. just wonderful... so touching again right to my heart... xoxo

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    1. You are so kind, thanks dear Cat.
      xoxo

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  4. You are lucky to have such a "comrade spirit" Margie. Your love of beauty has been reborn in a new soul.

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    1. Barb, I am truly blessed.
      Thank you.

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  5. Beautiful, Margie. You are such a lovely person, and it shows in your poems. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi Linda
      Your kind words are greatly appreciated.
      Thanks so much.

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  6. Very Nice! That is okay about your visiting the blog. It is a busy time of year for me also. I don't get around so much to read other blogs this time of year. I usually write at night when I can't sleep. Even though I am busying with the art shows and tradeshows, when I am home I am exhausted. I must be getting old because it takes a full day for me to recuperate after an event. I read other peoples comments and I do believe you are a special soul. Continue writing poetry, I believe all poets have a connection. Whether religious or not I think the apostles are one of first great poets, I have always enjoyed reading the Corinthian 13 as well as some of the traditional Shakespeare poetry. But nothing is as enjoyable as the contemporary visions. Life as viewed through the hearts of others. Again keep writing as you touch many souls via your heart.

    Sincerely
    Rachel Miller

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    1. Rachel,
      It's always such a joy to visit you and your comment touched my heart so much.
      I think of you in the same way, 'a special soul'

      xx

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  7. Hi Margie. It was good to 'see' you today.
    Lovely poem. One doesn't have to go very far to have experience heaven right here on Earth....as you said it is 'very near'.

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    1. Hi Jim
      Thanks for dropping by and for the kind words

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  8. How far is Heaven? That is a great question. And I agree with Jim. I believe that it can be right here, right now, if you live with love and compassion in your heart. Wonderful poem, Margie! You have such a beautiful soul.

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    1. Martha,
      You are a dear, thank you so much for the lovely comment.

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  9. Margie, you've written something quite remarkable here.

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    1. Geo,
      Thank you so very much.
      Your comment means so much.

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  10. That is beautiful, touching. Thanks for sharing it.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Rob-bear
      I appreciate the kind words, thank you very much.

      Blessings and hugs to you.
      I keep you in my good thoughts and prayers.

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  11. how near is heaven? smiles.
    when you have that one so near your heart
    it feels like heaven drawn near...

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    1. Hi Brian
      I have 'heaven on earth' so blessed!
      Smiles to you.

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  12. You have the true heart of a poet and eyes that see the beauty in our world. I am proud to know you and call you friend~

    Hugs and Love
    xoxoxo

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    1. Jan,
      Your comment made me feel a deep sense of joy.
      Thanks dear lady.

      Hugs and love back to you.
      xoxo

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  13. You have confirmed for me what I have always believed...that heaven is here on Earth when we have found true love!
    Oh this is SO beautiful, Margie...beautiful...heart-warming and inspiring.

    Hugs xxx

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    1. Hi Ygraine,
      You are so very kind.
      Many thanks dear.

      Hugs
      xxx

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  14. Hi Margie! It's so true, heaven can be with us in each other. How fortunate you are to have someone in your life who understands you so well. What a gift!
    And it does shine :)
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil
      I know how blessed I truly am!
      Thanks for the comment and visit.

      Blessings to you,

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  15. Very beautiful Margie, your words are so sweet and thoughtful!

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    1. Lisa,
      Thanks so much.
      I appreciate the kind words.

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  16. Beautiful Margie! I love this ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Stacy,
      Thanks dear girl.
      So happy you loved it.

      Big Hugs back to you ;0)

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  17. Sometimes, when I read your lyrics, I cry, for the beauty and the magic, how do you do it angel, make me cry and make me better with unimaginable words of true love and beauty, you are heavenly...

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    1. Hi Lorraine
      You are so sweet.
      I am smiling at your lovely words.

      Thanks so very much .
      xo

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  18. So glad you're still writing, I missed this............. This is beautiful

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    1. Poetic Soul
      So good to see you here and thanks so much.

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  19. Wonderful words. Enjoyed reading them!

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    1. Weekend-Windup
      So glad you enjoyed.
      I appreciate the kind words.

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  20. I think we're always asking how far is Heaven and how near is Heaven... It's something we just will know one day...
    Beautiful poem!

    Have a good week,
    Hugs

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  21. Your poems, your words, create wonderful pictures in my mind.

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    1. Bonnie,
      I am so glad to know that, thanks so much.
      x

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  22. I love reading all the wonderful comments from all of you dear people.
    I shall reply later in the week as I am very busy 'having fun' with my little Rose and we are off to the park now to find some bunnies. (Rose so loves them as do I)

    xo
    Margie

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  23. Very beautiful my friend and uplifting too.
    Goodlife

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    1. Robert,
      Many thanks for the kind words.

      Goodlife to you, my friend.
      Be well ....

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  24. Such wisdom in this poem, indeed heaven is always near us and we need to have a soul to look it.

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