Alone at the Cottage

All the others are
over there, beyond
my view. I enter
deep into aloneness,

into my loneliness.
Awake in early darkness
I search for I know-not-what,
for peace? For an answer?

For a question? Is the presence
of God not here
even if it is only a desire?
And doesn’t God love us from birth?

What is it I seek,
invisible to the heart, mind?
While I seek alone—I discover
dying is part of this…

Josue Behnen, OSB

This blog was first published a poem on page 6 in the 2022 edition of Remember magazine.

Photo: A beautiful sun shining through the trees