Dreaming of Eden | A Poem by Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine


Falling asleep softly
I watch fresh new leaves
On the twigs of trees.

An owl is perched on the
Bony branch above.
The sun sets
And whirling waters flow
From the crystal clear brook.

Lying on the thick blue-green wild grass
I watch stars

Breathing in
Eden’s millionth star

And my heart laughs
Watching the sailing light of clouds.

Ascending seabirds fly
And the cooling breeze
Plays secret celestial music –

Great is the earth
Delivering Divine words

As I notice delicate blue blossoms
On a sleepy winding tree.




Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois University, and several graduate schools.  He’s has worked in market research and other positions.  He has worked as a volunteer pastoral counselor at Blind Service Association in Chicago, and at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago.  He is an ordained minister and interfaith Rabbi.