Spiritual Poems

Above the Earth
Above the Earth

Jesus said: ‘I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life’


Beauty is all around us
Beauty is all around us

I didn’t know I needed

The small things that lit my day

I woke without a single thought

Except to rush my way

I dressed, I went, I planned en route

Not guessing what delights

You had lined up to make me smile

And lift my weary sights

The greeting smiles, the usefulness

That made me feel alive

The joys of finding long-sought gifts

For which I always strive

The richest fare You placed my way

So much beyond my hopes

My heart was fit to burst it seemed

And climbed its higher slopes

But most of all, yes, more than that

Were feelings long-forgot

Of thankfulness, of wonderment,

Of life, where there was not



One night upon a midnight sky,

The Lord of Love I saw

He touched my heart as there I lay

And changed what went before.


He understood my fevered thoughts

And stilled them with a smile

He placed new thoughts within my heart

And said ‘You are my child’.


‘You may not hear me every day

But I won’t fail to call

At times you’ll feel me very near

And others, not at all.


My love is like the air you breathe

It’s constant, all around,

But just like air it can’t be seen

And doesn’t make a sound.


But you will feel its radiant warmth

You’ll know it, deep inside,

When others, who’ve accepted me,

Into your life collide.


So treat each person that you meet

As friends to be revealed

For now you know me, you might find

My love in them concealed.’


And what delights me most of all

Is seeing hearts of love

Embracing other caring hearts

And praising God above.’


Carol Plunkett

27 April 2006


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