Angel of Love,
did you send my beloved to me?
No song but an angel's could sing this love.
It's like the cry of geese upon the lake,
the scent of rose that takes the mind away,
the dance of rain, the eyes of night,
the moon & sun that are one light.
Lost in love, I find myself anew.
Waked by love, belovèd, I see you.
© Gabrielle Herbertson
has composed 6 lovely
and invocative prayers
for the backs of
the new angels.
Gabrielle writes and sometimes teaches poetry, essays, and stories, using words as invitations to the things beyond words. She has been doing this for four decades — through schools, independently, with young people, and in solitude. "Composing the Angel prayers is its own prayer. I reach out to the devic presence, joining my heart with all who need their help — from there, words can hope to bridge." She lives with her partner in the mountains of northern New Mexico.