silouetted high

by Elouise

silhouetted high
atop a bare tree the dove
coos a mourning song

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non-judgmental, calm, soothing
predictable, unhurried, hypnotic
soft, clear, ubiquitous
unobtrusive, gentle, alert
present, unyielding, quiet
reassuring presence  of God
in, with, above, beneath, around and for
each aching, bewildered, terrified corner of our
hope-hungry world
with its everyday heartaches, pain, despair,
starvation, contempt, betrayals,
confusion and brokenness

Grant us courage
to accept and to be present, quiet hope today
 as one of your creatures
in just one corner of this tired old world
you still love so much.

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Haiku written 24 June 2014
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 25 June 2014