Downloads, Checklists, Reminders & Poems
for Structured Family Recovery®
P o e m s
for SFR Meetings
weeks 41, 42, 43
The following poems were drawn from the book:
“Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West,”
translated by Daniel Ladinsky. A wonderful book.
Clarity is Freedom
–St. Teresa of Avila
I had tea yesterday with a great theologian,
and he asked me,
“What is your experience of God’s Will?”
I liked that question––
for the distillation of thought hones thought in others.
Clarity, I know, is freedom.
What is my experience of God’s will?
Everyone is a traveler. Most all need lodging, food and clothes.
I let enter my mouth what will enrich me. I wear what will make my eye content,
I sleep where I will
wake with the
all my mind can
What is God’s will for a wing?
Every bird know
Just Sit There
Just sit there right now
Don’t do a thing
For your separation from God
Is the hardest work in this world
Let me bring you trays of food
And something that you like to drink
You can use my soft words
As a cushion for your head
The Silk Worm
I stood before a silk worm one day.
And that night my heart said to me,
“I can do things like that, I can spin skies,
I can be woven into love that can bring warmth to people;
I can be soft against a crying face,
I can be wings that lift, and I can travel on my thousand feet
throughout the earth,
my sacks filled
And I replied to my heart,
“Dear, can you really do all those things?”
And it just nodded, “Yes”
So we began and will never