Thursday, January 10, 2013

God Isn't


God isn't
the steady hang of the clouds
inching across the sky

or the moment changing
from fearful to forgiven

or pink smiling lips
stealing a bit of chocolate

or the concentric rings
of a pebble splash in a pond

or the instinct that
feeds and comforts the weak

or the sacrifice of
a convicted criminal on a cross

or the mysterious melody
of the birds a capella at dawn

or a warm and soft pillow
to rest your head upon

or the sweet fragrance
of a perfectly cultivated rose.

God isn't
any one of these things,
but all these things,

et cetera,
ad infinitum,
amen.

[Written for http://dversepoets.com/2013/01/10/the-medium-is-the-message-dverse-meeting-the-bar/  and God.]

37 comments:

  1. ha true that...it is hard to find something god truly isnt...or isnt in....sHe is in the beauty and the muck...all above and below....smiles.

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    1. Love your personal pronoun for God. Thanks for the kind words.

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  2. Mosk, I love this and it is, indeed, very Mary Oliver like. This is a message that she puts forth so often in her work. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks, I don't know many poets, but I do like Mary Oliver's poems.

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  3. Exquisite use of images - and a powerful punch at the end; just what the prompt asked for.

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    1. Exquisite? :) That's a great compliment!

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  4. He is fullness of all things He created... nice

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  5. I like the seeming contradiction, yet He is in all ~

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    1. Thanks - they only seem like contradictions. Glad you understand.

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  6. or the mysterious melody
    of the birds a capella at dawn

    Yes indeed. Fine writing, I enjoyed it very much!

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    1. Thanks! Love to listen to the birds.

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  7. Beautifully and thoughtfully expressed. God IS!

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  8. You nailed it, Buddah. Loved it!

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    1. Thanks, but really can't take too much credit for it. :)

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  10. True words eloquently stated.

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  11. ...i am with thee with all of these...like Victoria, i find yours to possess a Mary O's characteristic in poetry...excellent write & a great experience...thanks...smiles...

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    1. Thank you for the kind words.

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  12. ...I enjoyed this poem very much ;)

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    1. ...and I enjoyed your enjoyment. :) Thanks

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  13. Anonymous1:55 PM

    Loved this muchly! Thanks, poet friend! God bless you more and more. - deb

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    1. Thanks! Yes is one of my favorite words.

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  15. Concentric rings... I've missed your words. :)

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    1. Thank you - good to see you!

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  16. a bell rings
    and I find God
    in the silence
    in the moment it

    stops

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  17. Got teary-eyed, loved this and it's so true.

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  18. Loved this, a perfect read for a Sunday.

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    1. Thanks - loved both comments!

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