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Drawn to Your Breasts

Blown Away

Mar 8, 2017


Living in Love beyond Beliefs


Signs of Spring

*Signs of Spring, Mycologie, Flickr

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.

*Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I longed for the Ocean until
You splashed Water in my face

I admired clothing until
Your Wind blew it all away

I aspired for the Wine until
You emptied the bottle over me

I talked of love until, one Night,
You kissed me with tender Lips

My longing was a cloud passing before the Sun, until
Only the Light remained in the Sky

Why speak of You
When your arms have drawn me to Your breasts?

Why talk of religion
With this Breath moving over me?

Why theorize about Jesus
When He is holding my hand?

Why wait for Heaven
When I am already immersed in Your Bliss?

*Brian K. Wilcox, Feb 6, 2006.

*I am..., Christine, Flickr

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©Brian Kenneth Wilcox 2017. Brian is a Hospice Chaplain, living out his vow to serve all living beings by serving those preparing to die and their friends and family. Brian lives a vowed life, alone in a quasi-hermitic life, and integrates varied religions, but most especially the contemplative paths of Buddhism and his native faith, Christianity. Brian received a 'mystical' Christ-experience at age 9, and was introduced to a peace untouched by pain and suffering. Later, in his mid-30s, after surviving a dark night of despair, Brian was vowed to a contemplative Christian way of life on St. Matthew's Feast day, 1995, by Greenbough House of Prayer, in Georgia, USA. This began many years of ardent reading, spiritual practice, and exploration of many spiritual paths, including publication of his book An Ache for Union: Poems on Oneness with God through Love. The Journey has led Brian to the joy beyond the ache, a contentment in experiential union with Grace. Brian lives with the affirmation that Love, not as emotion but Divine Presence, transcends all paths of religion and is our Source and Destination. As St. Paul writes in the Christian Bible, "Now remain always, faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love." Peace to All!


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