Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Thanks

Go within his gates, giving thanks.
  Enter his courts with songs of praise.
  Give thanks to him and bless his name.
                                            Psalm 99:3

                                                                 We are gathering
                                                                 like broken light 
                                                                 on the rims of glasses

                                                                 we will raise
                                                                 to all being,
                                                                 at the moment,

                                                                 poised and hushed
                                                                 in our simple prayer
                                                                 breathing out 

                                                                 over the chalices
                                                                 of offering
                                                                 and table of grace; 

                                                                 into the one, long song 
                                                                 love is singing 
                                                                 us through.


  1. Cynthia,

    We have so much to be thankful for. I hope you enjoy/ are enjoying your Thanksgiving celebration with your family.

    1. Thank you Sue Elvis!!! And I hope you have a blessed and peaceful Advent! God Bless....

  2. Cynthia, I like the concept of love singing us through.
    we have so much blessing in our lives. I'm thankful for you and your writing!

    1. Thanks Amy!! We are truly blessed and I am thankful for your friendship and comrade in writing!! Love and light your ways always....

  3. I have read this a number of times and thought I'd commented already... but obviously I hadn't! This poem absolutely shimmers. I keep thinking of the line "... like broken light on the rims of glasses..." I continue to thank God for your gift.