Rain Of Grace

“Be like the rain of grace for the earth.”
~Ahmad Shamlu

Unsteady spring steals into the light of the solitary sunbeam,
opening moment to moment through the fields of time.
The sky is high over the deep woods
the hibiscus hedgerows,
where birds fly like sprays of brilliant pearls.
The rains will erupt from the hills of heaven
careening in the wind.

The affairs of the world could be set aside
in this cleansing rain; the human voice stilled,
as all bend down over the sacred earth.
Then, let all, at once, release their praying songs.

We live, not knowing the ways of heaven—
hearts join other hearts and take God’s hand
feel love under the dream of His voice—
write lofty songs on wind and flower,
be transformed into this greening spring,
grow radiant beneath the rapture of the rains of grace.

Patricia Kelly Gangas (2009) The Prairie Light Review: Vol. 29: No. 2, Article 45.

Patricia Gangas
Patricia Gangas
Patricia Gangas was a member of the Poets Club of Chicago and was the president of Poets and Patrons also in Chicago for nine years. She also completed a three-year study of the Spanish Mystics at the University of Chicago. She had three books of poetry published: All These Years,The Final Approach, These Places of Light. Her children's book Cats Everywhere was published in 2003. She authored a manuscript of mystical poetry called Gathering God, and a memoir titled God Is Crazy About Me, neither of which has yet been published. Above all, she was my amazing mother.

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