Posted by: RealisticRecovery | May 17, 2009

Poems: from John Squadra

Excerpts from John Squadra’s Book of Poems, This Ecstasy

Paradise is not a place
where we are going.
It is a place
where we are from.
We can go there
at any time.
It is our beliefs
that lock us in our hell.

It is the sacredness of this moment
that is the key to freedom.
———-John Squadra

There is nothing ordinary under the sun.

All is sacred.

All is one
———-John Squadra

Love is the willingness
to give up a part of yourself

you think you know,

to discover a part of yourself
you never knew existed.
———-John Squadra

If you listen,
not to the pages or preachers
but to the smallest flower
growing from a crack
in your heart,
you will hear a great song
moving across a wide ocean
whose water is the music
connecting all the islands
of the universe together,
and touching all
you will feel it
touching you
around you…
embracing you
with light.

It is in that light
that everything lives
and will always be alive.
———-John Squadra

for information on John Squadra’s Book – This Ecstasy, please go to Heron Dance Publications



  1. I like the last one… it made me cry (I am feeling a little sensitive at the moment) 🙂

    • Good, me too, that’s exactly why I included that one. HaHa.

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