Walking with Wonder

Source: zoochat.com
I stop on the stepping stones
to an awareness
of the great I AM,
and I, a molecule
in the vast universe.

The key turns slowly
unlocking treasures
as God’s breath kisses me
and I swing into
the rhythm of the dance of love.

Searching for Jesus,
I find him
walking patiently beside me
listening, understanding,
opening my eyes,
as a cocktail of thoughts
scampers by in confusion.

A moment of grace
lights up the mountain top
of my transfiguration
till I walk down
from a cloud of unknowing
into an ordinary world.

The cocooning caterpillar
takes flight
as a fragile butterfly
waving its wings
in a whirlwind of wonder,
and the thread of memory
is now a melody
played on a violin of sweet sounds
descending and ascending
on currents of air.

Viola Athaide is a student in the Windows of Theology program at Regis College, Toronto. She currently teaches Scripture at her local parish church.

  • Peggy Spencer
    Posted at 01:09h, 21 July Reply

    Beautiful words.

  • Lynda Clayton
    Posted at 07:03h, 21 July Reply

    Beautifully expressed!

  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 09:12h, 21 July Reply


  • Peter Bisson SJ
    Posted at 09:24h, 21 July Reply

    Thank you Viola!

  • Philip Chircop
    Posted at 09:29h, 21 July Reply

    I can hear the music and the silence between the enchanting images so beautifully expressed.

  • Lalita Figueredo
    Posted at 09:38h, 21 July Reply

    I love this poem and how nature around us makes one think of and give thanks to our Creator and God. I see God all around me when I look at all His beautiful creations in nature especially in trees, plants and flowers!

  • Mary Jane Kelley
    Posted at 09:53h, 21 July Reply

    Beautiful! . Mary Jane kelley

  • Doreen Pinto
    Posted at 10:43h, 21 July Reply

    The reverence of God and His very consciousness kept before our eyes is so beautifully expressed in your poem Viola.
    God Bless

  • Bonnie Azevedo
    Posted at 19:03h, 21 July Reply

    Oh my God nature at its best described in your poem.
    Beautiful love it.

  • Lorella D'Cruz
    Posted at 23:49h, 21 July Reply

    The imagery you evoke draws me into a contemplation of the Transfiguration on the mountaintop – humanity in its fragility permitted a foretaste of divinity through the wonders of creation. Your poem is just breathtaking and one of your best, Viola!

  • Ralph Pais
    Posted at 02:04h, 22 July Reply

    Beautifully written and so thought provoking. Lovely Viola

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 07:38h, 22 July Reply

    Viola, you bring such beautiful imagery with your poems. Thank you for reminding us of God’s majesty.

  • Colin M
    Posted at 13:15h, 22 July Reply

    A remarkable piece that evokes thoughts of nature’s wonders in it’s reading.

  • Sylvia Lee
    Posted at 19:00h, 22 July Reply

    While meditating on your beautiful poem, you have helped me to encounter God’s presence both in nature (the silence) and in music (the sound).

    Thank you Viola.

  • Linda Rego
    Posted at 20:32h, 22 July Reply

    Thank you Viola. Each of us is called in a unique way to our creator. I was called through nature. This reminds me of “my moment”. So lovely.

  • Christine Domingo
    Posted at 21:32h, 22 July Reply

    Beautiful poem, Viola! The vivid imagery draws one into an appreciation of the majesty of nature and the awesomeness of our God. Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with us. Love & God bless. C..

  • Rosa Scarpino
    Posted at 09:58h, 24 July Reply

    Beautiful Poem Viola, I can picture you in this beautiful setting with Jesus walking along with you, and I’s sure He is. God bless you and your work, Rosa.

  • Fay Vaz
    Posted at 13:35h, 25 July Reply

    may everyone who see nature, see in it God’s hand as you have so aptly done in your own poetic talents and created a picture for all to enjoy. May God continue to bless your talents that you share with others.

  • Tony Nazareth
    Posted at 23:52h, 26 July Reply

    Viola, you are indeed a beautiful butterfly, created in God’s image, who has emerged from the cocoon of life’s challenges. You now spread your wings and share your wonderful gift of spiritual writing to inspire us all.
    Thank You and God Bless You.

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