A Hermit Holds My Heart: Poetry of Ellen Porter
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Ellen Porter, OSB
“Living from the observation point of the soul/it was her poetry/that broke her silence/in such a way that what she did not say aloud when she lived/will outlive her for years,/will echo on after her….” from the Afterward by Joan Chittister
“I am Like a Kite” (after Hafiz)
I am like a kite in the hands of God.
She runs with me holding the string and blowing Her sweet breath into my body like bellows to fire.
I soar in the dappled sky blue laughing my utter delight
and wonder what will become of me if the Beloved gets tired and runs out of breath
Ellen Porter was a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. Her previous book of poetry, A Hermit Holds My Heart, was published by Benetvision.
More poems by Ellen at her blog: Click here