God is a subjective experience
for each us.
The word "God" can invoke all kinds of
feelings and images, depending upon one's belief
system and spiritual sojourns.
At the heart of all these poems is the
proposition that God/Creator is something
intimate to each of us -- we are not, nor could
ever be, separate from that which spins the
universe into being. From this vantage point,
both the mundane and the fantastic are equally
infused with the Divine.
Many of these poems reference a kind of spiritual
perspective often found in the writings of the
"Great mystics" -- from the Sufi
mystics of the east like Rumi and Hafiz -- to
western mystics such as St. Teresa of Avila and
St. John of the Cross. It's the practice of
seeing God as "the Beloved". It's a way
of utilizing the fire of romantic love to move
into a deeper connection and union with the
A good book to keep
by your bedside, these poems have the ability to
remind that wayward traveler in each us which way