Invitation to Poetry: Hospitality – What will you welcome in?

button-poetryWelcome to Poetry Party #83!

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!

You can post your poem either in the comment section below*or you can join our Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks Facebook group (with more than 2700 members!) and post there.

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100 Responses

  1. Pat Fadden

    January 20 at 11:55am · Palm Coast, FL
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    My word is mindful

    M mind, be fully conscious
    I interior life
    N noticing
    D discerning
    F fully attentive
    U using all my senses
    L listening, learning

  2. My word for the year is BREATHE:

    Breathe the names of God, in and out…

    Return again, and again, and again—remembering that the breath of God,
    breathing the Word. sustains me

    Every moment of every hour of every day of every year

    As long as my life lasts on this earth.

    Thank you, Lord, for

    Hearing me, seeing me, knowing me, for

    Ever!

  3. My word is unleash

    Uniquely
    Noticing the
    Lifegiving,
    Energetic & embracing
    Aliveness of a
    Shattering
    Happiness

  4. My word for 2015 is Daring.

    Dance, Beloved One, with
    Abandon
    Release your tears as
    Incarnate prayers, sweet
    Nectar, the waters of
    Grace to heal you

  5. My word for the year is Vibrancy.

    Vitality
    Is
    Being
    Radiant (or Resilient)
    And
    Not
    Cowering.
    YES!

  6. My word for the year is Transfiguration. It came as a result of listening to my SD to contemplate the work “Open” and being confronted daily with a print by Sadao Watanabe sitting in my closet waiting along with my wife and I for our move to a new home….

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