Written at Snowmass Retreat looking at Mt. Sopris above St. Benedict’s monastery, Colorado
Mountain peak with pillow soft, slow walking clouds walking on their backs
Sacred valley of strong faith!
Heart strings entwine pulses with surge of love, throughout the overlying sky.
Snowy bright diamonds of melting snow glistening cells huddling, meshing, flowing together melting away into the warming ground of Colorado highlands
Earth welcoming the moisture feeds the undergrowth
Like the babies welcoming their mother’s warmth.
Black and white magpies bounce, caw and flit from twisted branches and perch on the arches of support beams on our cozy retreat home.
Cold, purposefully walking hikers dot the grounds going from hermitages to monastery to retreat house.
Vehicles that come by give wide birth to the hikers with climbing poles trudging uphill on their journey…-“real” world meets solitary stillness.
Meanwhile inside the retreat, the savory, kitchen fragrances waft down the long hallway to fill the seekers senses. Our extraordinary chef servants of God finish final preparations for supper.
Seekers gather senses and move quietly down the hall, in anticipation of mixtures conceived delicately making just the rights sparks of joy rewarding our work during prayerful hours.
How many eyes have gazed through out on Mt. Sopris…pondering their spiritual journey …memories etching themselves in our hearts…?
Dear Lord Jesus, how your community of faith functions wordlessly united, pulsing together hearts joined in Love.
An empty chair sits in solitude awaiting its evening seeker to give rest to weary, but spiritually nourished by prayer.
Sunset and tomorrow’s inevitable dawning …a new day awaits.
copyright 2020 Bonnie Louise Davis