Saturday, June 15, 2013

After Returning from a Solitary Retreat

They call it Sky Farm.  That's appropriate.
It is located in a high valley
Hidden between Napa and Sonoma.
Its purpose is silence and solitude.

There's more than enough time to contemplate
Without all the noise and strife and folly
That generates such a foul aroma,
So that life appears abysmal and crude.

Alone in the hills I can sense the great-
ness of God, the presence of the holy,
The eternal, from which the corona
Of His endless, rivering grace shines through.

When I leave I think, and this brings some tears,
I could live this way for a million years.

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