Poem: “Sweet Presence”

Sweet Presence

You are here.
My soul drinks
Of Your Presence.
Here is sweetness pervading,
Time with no measure,
Eternity kissing the moment,
Stillness, though fleeting.
Your touch stirs the life of me.

I want to dance,
Charged with new vigor.
I should simply gaze on You
But the power of life
Is hard to resist,
And unless You take me captive,
I’m tempted to fly.

I am the beggar,
Who finding his pockets full,
Hurries off to spend his treasure.
Teach me Lord to bask
In the sunshine of Your smile.

© 2013 Joann Nelander

Joann Nelander is a wife, a mother, a Sinai nurse, an artist and writer of poems, prayers, and books (available on Amazon.) She turns to the camera lens for moments the eye can savor, shared at photo-jo.smugmug.com. Her primary blog  is lionessblog.com.