Someone asked where I live:

Where I live

Where sacred darkness

embraces the light
in great silence

Where the mist gives way
to the sun at dawn
as I dance in prayer

Where gentle rain falls
on seeds planted
coaxing them to emerge

Where work is play
and play is work
both are sacred

Where the bell ringing
reminds me to pause
and be still

Where I am alone
in community
with others

Where minds, bodies,
and souls are fed
while birds sing

Where all

Where the lengthening shadows
brings a friend
with spirit in hand

Where day gives way to night
lighting lamps within
before rest in great silence.