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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In 2015 I will BUILD!
I so enjoyed this, I thought of challenging myself to come up with an acrostic poem everyday, which would further help me integrate the word in my life. Here’s today’s poem:
What a cool idea, Rosanna!
W-Waiting while worshipping…weeping, wondrous this call…wider…
I-Intuitive ground of earth and realms of Glory, initiations, isolating…
S-Source of all desire, seeking while healing, surrendering while silent…Sabbath surroundings, sun and spacious shores…
D-Dreaming darkness into dawn…daring…disciplined…detached when death comes
O-One who rests with the angels …Oneness in a world of “if only”
M-Madness balanced with Magnificence…Ministry of Light…
You have captured what we all strive for, Donna! Wisdom…
My word is “inhabit.”
Imagining new hope,
What a sweet picture, Hilary!
My word for 2015 is “essential.”
My words are, Listen, See, and Honour.
Listen for the sunrise
See the song,
Honour the life.
Enter the joy,
Welcome the Birth
Enfolded in Love.
Margo, “listen for the sunrise”…I love this, can’t wait until tomorrow morning, to see if I can hear it!
Desire – here, God’s desire for me
Faith is desire,
My desire for you.
To be where you are;
To know your voice in a crowd.
To see you turn when I call your name;
For you to smile when I catch your eye.
To be there in your too busy days,
To take your hand in troubled times
And to kiss your eyes in dreamless sleep.
To love and be loved by you.
To be your God
For you to be my child.
I love this, Gelli. It shows that God has a plan for us, as much as we have a desire for him.
My word for 2015: Softening
F–feeling the flow
T–taming the tension.
N–new and nuanced
Say it quietly while listening to “Moonlight Sonata”
The classical music is up in my house….Moonlight Sonata.
Invitation to poetry: hospitality
my word for the year is “surrender”
Surrender me in tenderness
Living spirit of light
Encircle and enfold let me drape my cloak of shame
Contemplate me in nakedness of body,spirit & mind
Free me from these silken cords release the ties of pain
Merge me with the earth
Paint me across the sky
Drown me in the ebb and flow
let’s drink of the devine
Let me fall like sparkling raindrops burst like budding leaves
Let us dance across the galaxies
Embrace amongst the stars
Explode my heart with petals
a confetti made of love
Then lay me down,
oh lay me down In gentleness
Lay me down in love ??
Gorgeous, Angie. Your poem speaks to me deeply of love and surrender, that can only be present with God.
Wonderful, Melissa. It seems like you appreciate made-up words as much as me!
My word for the year is ‘Go Gently’
Yoked (to the Divine)
Go Gently…this poem makes me want to slow d o w n…