By Judith, Hermit of Sarada

Red Rocks in the Fall

Pegged down by red rocks,
the tawny coated ironed earth
still rustles restlessly.

Upslope Fog

Dense upslope fog parts
russet-hued land beneath me —
clumped scrubs shredded for
winter.

Living Faith

The scouring wind cleans,
cleaving dead from living earth
—new hope it re-deposits.

Dust Devils Rising

Dust devils rising
recalled by pebbled red earth,
fade back into path.

Morning Glory

Fly at dawning light,
my dreams growing green
like you —
heart’s tears streaming wild
trickles.


SISTER JUDITH THACKRAY, Hermit of Sarada, is a founding member of
the Interfaith Contemplative Order of Sarada.