Saturday, January 20, 2018

For My Grand Child On the Way

                                                          Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...
                                                                                                    Jeremiah 1:5                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                        Photo: C. Scodova

                                                  You have begun your incarnation here.
                                                  You are being beautifully made 
                                                  from the splendorous dust,

                                                  the silence
                                                  of your mother's womb,
                                                  the abundant allowances of love.

                                                  You are on your way
                                                  and already 
                                                  we welcome you:

                                                  the earth and its fullness,
                                                  noisy with heaven,
                                                  our disheveled love.

                                                  We hold you now in our hearts' light-
                                                  haven from all dark
                                                  onslaughts through time.

                                                  For our days here are like the grassy fields,
                                                  a brief flowering 
                                                  the wind passes over,

                                                  and the place we are 
                                                  will know us no more
                                                  except by love, 

                                                  the long song we enter into,
                                                  the gracious song 
                                                  God is singing us through.



  1. Beautiful, utterly, absolutely beautiful. I loved every gentle line, most of all - our disheveled love - that is indeed the way we love.

    1. Thanks so much Caitlynne Grace! Good to read your generous comment while I attempt to get back into writing and blogging once again. It is so good to hear from my friends again after so long. I continue to miss Nancy Shuman and her beautiful words and shimmering spirit. May she be in joy now and forever. God bless....

    2. I actually could understand some of the poem and also loved the "our disheveled love" description. Enjoyed the read.

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  4. Very Nice Information Thank you keep it up Regard HDVOGO

  5. ..."the abundant allowances of love." lovely poem. Thank you.