Instead of selecting an image this month, we ask you to consider your Word for the Year as your poetry muse. We began this month with a Community Visio Divina practice with an image of a threshold and the theme of hospitality, asking what you will welcome in this year and followed up with our Photo Party. (You are most welcome to still participate). We continue this theme in our Poetry Party this month. What qualities or practices does your Word for the Year ask you to invite in as we continue to welcome in the new year?
Feel free to take your poem in any direction and then post the invitation on your blog (if you have one), Facebook, or Twitter, and encourage others to come join the party!
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My word is joy.
Jealousy is no longer
Jealousy is something I struggle with, but this poem says God does not struggle with it. Joy!
Again and again,
Grace-filled moments at all times –
Even if unseen.
My word for 2015 (the fifth line was my word for 2013 and the second line was my word for 2014.)
What a great idea you had to incorporate those words, Michelle!
Word 2015: Simplicity
May you find Simplicity throughout the year, Lynn!
I, the Magdalene
I may not freely love,
but love I, nonetheless.
My lips must not express
the hidden longings of
my naked heart’s desire.
Yet, with your piercing fire,
You sliced me open, laid
me bare before myself, Lord,
my grief then a cascade
of sorrows held so tightly,
now flowing songs of praise.
Your beauty burning brightly,
Your kind and gentle ways ~
in a flash ~ Your image
was on his face displayed,
as if beneath a spotlight,
and I, no more afraid
at being touched so lightly,
received Your tender gaze.
Heart-breaking and beautiful, Laura.
My word for 2015: MONK
Meeting life contemplatively
One sacred moment at a time
Knowing and unknowing, both
May you experience “balance” in mind, body, and soul, Pam!
My Word “balance”
Collage in my journal……
Balance, Life, Transformation
Feeding on the greenest grass
Protected and watched over
Resting with the rhythm of the waves
Contentment like an infant
Stretching the boundaries towards the light
Smiling through the eyes of a happy dog
Long neck reaching for the finest leaves
Peaceful grazing high in the trees
Wings taking flight
Deep rich colors shine with movement
Dancing light within
Shimmering light through the body
Life is warm, moist, fluid
Taste it in your mouth
Can you feel it when you swallow?
Drink deeply from this spring of Life
Beautiful poem and collage, Pam! I can taste it.
That dog is so sweet!
My Word is EMBLAZONED!
Here is my Art Inking, “Emblazoned”
That’s quite a collection of words, Mandy!
My word: Embrace
“Moments Beyond Reason” — I love that, Pamela!
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