CELEBRATING FRANCIS
Today the Catholic church celebrates the feast of Francis of Assisi. To celebrate this day I prayed with this poem early this morning. Walk with these simple verses through this day and let the spirit of Francis wash over you.
WHEN I RETURNED FROM ROME
Abird took flight.And a flower in a field whistled at meas I passed.
I drankfrom a stream of clear water.And at night the sky untied her hair and I fell asleepclutching a tressof God’s.
When I returned from Rome, all said to me,“Tell us the great news,”
and with great excitement, I did: “A flower in a field whistled,and at night the sky untied her hair andI fell asleep clutching asacred tress …”
Francis of Assisi (God’s Fool) as rendered by sculptor Frank C Gaylord. Photo by Jim Frazier.
Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God, page 32

CELEBRATING FRANCIS

Today the Catholic church celebrates the feast of Francis of Assisi. To celebrate this day I prayed with this poem early this morning. Walk with these simple verses through this day and let the spirit of Francis wash over you.

WHEN I RETURNED FROM ROME

A
bird took flight.
And a flower in a field whistled at me
as I passed.

I drank
from a stream of clear water.
And at night the sky untied her hair and I fell asleep
clutching a tress
of God’s.

When I returned from Rome, all said to me,
“Tell us the great news,”

and with great excitement, I did: “A flower in a field whistled,
and at night the sky untied her hair and
I fell asleep clutching a
sacred tress …”

Francis of Assisi (God’s Fool) as rendered by sculptor Frank C Gaylord. Photo by Jim Frazier.

Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God, page 32