Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

- Genesis 1:2-3

somewhere between sunlight and
cool morning water-shadow
feeling skitters past write-words
past melody
into swirling color and
into time that molds and makes

i listen in the still gray for

something to capture
eluding me in
my saturated silent waiting as
points of light release
blue and green
and bright without words for glory

i have not lived here before - i have
no reference
but desire
bathed in joy-color pealing sound and
story without words

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland... I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise."

- Is. 43:18-21

(Image © Informal Moments Photography)


Cassandra Frear said...

Isaiah 43 has been very meaningful to me over the last year. I have clung to it, as a promise.

Anonymous said...

seeing in a new way

Maureen said...

Your post reminds me of these words from Chogyam Trungpa's "Dharma Art":

". . .Inspiration has two parts: openness and clear vision. Both are based on the notion of original mind, traditionally known as buddha mind, which is blank, nonterritorial, noncompetitive, and open."

And so desire in "saturated silent waiting", in "joy-color", in "holy/Quietness" opens itself to you who are open to receive His "write-words".

Esther said...

lovely. it's been a while since i've stopped by...that's summer's's nice to get back and read something so pretty; you know it even looks pretty on my screen :)

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...


.... I rest here with you.
You express it to perfectly.

All's grace,

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