Come around, my little ones, a simple meal to share,
Here, the shores of Galilee, by its waters, lose your cares.
Softly shines the quiet light, how brisk the morning air,
Now truly you are here with me, forgotten, life’s despair.
~ D.F.
“Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.”
~ John 21:12


Raise me up beyond the fog, to whence Your glory shines,
Rays of precious wisdom, come, illumine my heart and mind.
To know Your thoughts and workings, be touched by grace divine,
Life in all its splendour, when I’m yours and You are mine.
~ D.F.

To The Altar

Rush me to the altar, O wind, pray, carry me,
There the crimson flames, they await my love for He.
The sum of my existence, what’s mortal now, I flee,
Rising through to heaven, sweet oblation, ashes free.
~ D.F.

Keeping Time

Turning of the seasons, a change of pace and time,
Earth’s eternal music, as nature strikes her chime.
Seamless in its movement, the hour nears its prime,
All in tune as clockwork, feel the rhythm, hear its rhyme.
~ D.F.

Lady Poverty

Come, Lady Poverty*, as the evening quells the heat,
Your tales of love and giving, kindly we entreat.
How holding on to nothing, yet none a want or need,
For gifting Him your heart, Our Lord, His kingdom cede.
~ D.F.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
~ Matthew 5:3

*cf St Francis of Assisi and His Lady Poverty