who are my compass, my spirit,
who guides me through this amazement,
even without my knowing.
You, who leads me to drink the sweet water
that flows so freely in the rivers of your soul.
You, who nourish me with the flesh of your being
as my sustenance.
You, who widen my eyes
that I might glimpse you
in all of the faces that pass before me.
You, whose face I see
in all the stars in the heavens above,
in the beauty of every sunset over the sea,
in every leaf on every tree.
You, whose reflection I have seen
in the tears of a child
in need of your embrace
as I have also needed.
You, who have given me the breath of your life,
that I might return it to you,
and thus live in your heart,
in your love eternal.
— Russell Rosander
An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. Russell hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of Russell's writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories.
You — a prayer poem — is from Russell's forthcoming chapbook, Seeds Awakening. The poems in Seeds Awakening reflect the author's thoughts and observations in the first quarter of 2016.
Russell has published threeprevious limited edition volumes of poetry — The Creator is the Devil, Heart of One and MotMots Emergency — available for purchase at his weekly Friday appearances at Hector's Corner Bar in Barra de Navidad. Copies are also available at Babalu's Café and Books in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico.