To Seek Bliss

Seek grace before bliss.
To seek bliss,
Is to seek the gift
May be to shun the Giver.

Who conjures dreams matters.
My pleasure may  spring
From forbidden springs.

Before I entrust
Myself to gods,
Should I not seek
To discern “truths”
From Truth.

Come, come,
O, kind Spirit of Truth,
Though You contradict my way,
I promise to obey,
Clad in Your grace,
Day by day.

©2012  Joann Nelander
All rights reserved

To Seek Bliss

Seek grace before bliss.
To seek bliss,
Is to seek the gift
May be to shun the Giver.

Who conjures dreams matters.
My pleasure may  spring
From forbidden springs.

Before I entrust
Myself to gods,
Should I not seek
To discern truth
From Truth.

Come, come,
O, kind Spirit of Truth,
Though You contradict my way,
I promise to obey,
Clad in Your grace,
Day by day.

©2012  Joann Nelander
All rights reserved

Sweet Solitude – Newly Published

This seems a great way to reach Catholic bloggers and readers, who may need a touch of poetry in their lives. Turn the pages and hopefully enjoy! I’d love to know what you think.

 

ebook Apple iBookstore -Sweet Solitude –Available for ipad, iphone,ipod touch 

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I am a wife, a mother, a Sinai nurse, of who it is said, “You can always tell a Sinai nurse. You just can’t tell her much.” To that I add, artist, photographer of sorts and a writer. I live loving God and grateful for the Faith with which I am blessed. I am in awe of God’s good creation.This is my outreach.

To Seek Bliss

Seek grace before bliss.
To seek bliss,
Is to seek the gift
May be to shun the Giver.

Who conjures dreams matters.
My pleasure may  spring
From forbidden springs.

Before I entrust
Myself to gods,
Should I not seek
To discern truth
From Truth.

Come, come,
O, kind Spirit of Truth,
Though You contradict my way,
I promise to obey,
Clad in Your grace,
Day by day.

©2012  Joann Nelander
All rights reserved

Into Stillness Poetry–Listen, Read, Preview /book

jo-pixtreePreview and Listen to the poetry of Joann Nelander

Listen to individual poems hear