Heavenly Stairway

The stairway is emerging

Fragrant visions of Italy in the air

Blood red roses broken hearted watch

Wish filled prayers delicately ascend

Pure and surrendered I rise

To swallow up the sun

While budding rose and reaching grapevine intertwine

Creations poetry unveiled

Our home embraced in blushing hopeful memories

The fountain and birds sing

The wise columbine focuses on the continuous flow

Of Truth baptizing this day

And the lady bug sleeps in her royal bed

Dreaming of eternity

The Columbine symbolizes wisdom, strength and happiness. In Christianity, the flower represents the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Ephesians 3:16,17

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.- from The Gospel of John 15

photos: Tivoli Stairway Italy 2012 Vineyard Stairway contraction May 2020 Angelo and Katherine July 2019 Forno Stairway construction Angelo 2016 Angelo and daughters finishing stairs to their room 2018 Angelo and sons Santa Barbara 2019 Family Soave, Italy 2003 Thomas Kinkaide painting Surprise Anniversary gift 2000