Spring Breeze

The pedestals are gone
what is left?
“Dark wells fill from the bottom” and
“I bend my ear.”
Dreams dreamed
books read
words spoken
fears not uttered
the one about: is this all there is now?

Time for the marvel of the seed sown
the miracle of the acorn/tree
the love of the flowing river.
The revelation that nature is substance
not consequence - this, the dictate of my heart.
It brings me peace just to think of it.

Grace Colella has completed the requirements for the Masters in Arts and Ministry in Spirituality at Regis College. She is an active parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 01:19h, 25 June Reply

    Thank you Grace!

  • Ada MacDonald
    Posted at 07:33h, 25 June Reply


  • Carolyn.lombard
    Posted at 09:46h, 25 June Reply

    Well done Grace. Very meaningful.

  • Janet Somerville
    Posted at 22:56h, 26 June Reply

    Janet Somerville asks>>

    “The revelation that nature is substance,
    not consequence…”

    Would you expand on that one for me, Grace? My faint memories of studying Thomas Aquinas give me some ideas of what you mean…but I’d love to hear it your way.
    Thanks for the poem!
    love, Janet

  • Grace Colella
    Posted at 08:22h, 02 July Reply

    Hi Janet,
    What I meant by substance and not consequence is that nature comes from our Creator and is not made by humans.

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