One of our regular readers sent me a nice (and very timely) sample of his poetry. I think you’ll like it.

Mystic Priest – Coming Into the Presence of God, by D.B. Wilde is a themed collection of Christian poetry. It reflects a period where a priest of this world and subsequent afterworld brought life’s spiritual happenings to the forefront of awareness.

It’s obviously not your usual type of Christian stuff.

Buy it at Amazon. It’s also available from Barnes and Noble (Nook), ibooks/itunes (iPad).

Locals remember when Father Louis Guanella, an Italian priest from the 1900’s opened the miracle door in America, while the world peaked in.

MIRACLE DOOR

In America’s town

a skateboarder crashes

resulting in brain trauma.

A youth inside looking out

pleads to “bring me home,”

while doctors remove

his front temporal lobe.

Survival, meet vegetative state,

injected lunch with eyelids closed

a mother’s tears fall, resolved by faith

bound by love, a prayer request

brings Blessed Louis Guanella

across the divide to the healing line,

bone relics arrive first

banded around the wrist.

Faith breeds a miraculous recovery,

reborn youth discusses his ordeal

over a cup of tea

as befuddled doctors

vouch to The Higher Power

and a Blessed is made a Saint.

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Saint Louis (Luigi) Guanella was canonized on October 23, 2011. His Feast Day is coming up on October 24th.

Don Guanella Village was founded in the mid 70‘s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It includes a school for teenagers with developmental delays. So when Don Guanella performed a miracle recently in a nearby town, it was extra special.

Read more about this saint and the religious order he founded

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A couple more poems by D.B. Wilde …

On a hot summer night, guided by the light of a full moon, I invited several Saints to walk and pray the rosary. It was such a memorable walk, I promised the Saints they would be in the poem collection. Well here they are!

 WALKING THE ROSARY

Walking down the road,

no digital reminder

as invitees show up

to pray the rosary.

Norbert greets the arrival of Katharine Drexel; Ignatius Loyola laughs with Francis Xavier; Catharine Laboure pours love to Rita of Cascia; Gianna Molla races to John Neumann and Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Philomena engulfs the group

with Mystic Priest in hand,

souls streaming by moonlight,

all side by side

walking down the road

praying the rosary.

Coming forward is Paul the Hermit, Thomas of Villanova, Thomas Aquinas; alas Augustine arrives with Padre Pio and Francis of Assisi. Enter patron Basil the Great alongside Macrina the Younger, Anthony of Padua,
Vincent de Paul and Patrick of Ireland.

Joined by soldiers at play;

Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael,

are elated and smiling widely

for our glorious Queen Mary

is walking among us.

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THREE HEAVENS

Satan walks proud and visible

having previously defined

his authority over First Heaven

by what was given to him,

he flaunts it, offering

wayward minds carnal delights.

God buffets between

heaven and earth

seemingly everywhere,

teaching Saints

omnipresence. Ignatius, a pupil

in God’s Seven Stars class,

leaves divine love snippets

to the earthly Jesuit community

to counteract Satan’s deeds.

First Heaven’s liquid moon

illuminates the night sky,

as sunrise lifts the day,

life’s transformation begins

from time, space and nature

to another state of being.

By His presence,

eagles soar

beyond the cirrus clouds

into the exosphere,

the enigmatic Second Heaven,

the galactic battleground

of raging divine warfare

within interstellar black holes.

In the Third Heaven

elliptical eyes

suspended in space, float inside

the new Jerusalem, a heaven merged

with a jeweled earth

a paradise with no sun and no moon.

Oneness with His presence,

the Cosmic Christ manifests Himself

into our non-human form

whenever and wherever

He wishes.