Tuesday, March 24, 2015


We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade,
 the presence of God.
 The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.
C.S. Lewis

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace:
 the mountains and the hills will break forth
 before you into singing,
 and all the trees of the field will clap—will clap their hands.
 Isaiah 55:12

by Elece Hollis

 If I could sing like a violet, offer incense like a rose, 
Dance before God in the wind like a daffodil,
Bless God like a hyacinth does,
If I could praise.

If I could whisper prayers like the dandelions
 Trust my seeds to His wind, if I could worship
So well as these in the spring grasses,
If I could praise.

If I could twirl like a tulip
Bow like a pearl peony, follow his light like a sunflower,
Sing like a blossoming tree to my creator
If I could praise.

I would find my heart content.

©2014 Elece Hollis , author of Meet God in the Morning, Poems from the Heart of Prayer,
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Out of Darkness

Joy is to behold God in everything.
Julian of Norwich

Out of Darkness
 By Elece Hollis

Out of the brown and sodden earth springs spring 
To surprise us again
Though we knew she was coming
 We knew and we waited and we thought ourselves

 Spring came one morning—sprouted up
Surprised us yet again
With purple crocus and yellow daffodils dancing
How from brown come such joyful colors—yet they come

 God created Adam from the dirt—now from the soil
Surprises us again
He mixes dirt with sunlight and rain 
 To wake our hearts and souls from winter's drear and set us

Meet God in the Morning: Poems for the Heart of Prayer

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