Thursday, 9 January 2014

On a GREY January MORNING we BREATHE grandeur

The stem of grass,
crushed beneath a boot
now growing again
arcing over trampled mud
A green spear of light.

A sparrow,
amid the havoc of blackthorn
torn by winter gales,
with a soul far larger
than its song.

And we see the glory,
don't we?
You ...
and me ...
and God.

19 comments:

  1. Yes... oh, you have captured my January so perfectly in this verse. I love it...

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    1. Thank you. I am glad that you too are enjoying January in all its guises :)

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    1. Thank you and thank you for stopping by!

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  3. It is an amazing combination of words and emotions.
    And it is a deposit of soul.
    Because your words emanating from the calm of your soul.

    Yannis Politopoulos

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    1. Thank you Yannis and it is very kind of you to say that. I am not so sure about the calmness of my soul though!!! :)

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  4. So much beauty in this post. Wonderfully written sir. I love the middle stanza.

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    1. Thank you Keith - I know that you are one who can find the grace and grandeur in life.

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  5. A lovely poem. I love the image of the Sparrow.

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    1. Thank you Wendy. Sparrows always make me smile whether squabbling around the bird feeder, chattering together in the bushes and 'surfing' the wind on the end of branches. They are wonderful!

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  6. Ah yes we see the glory," with a soul far larger than it's song " .
    How marvelous.
    I do hope the new year is finding you well .
    All the best,
    Willow

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    1. Happy New Year to you as well, Willow. Yes, we CAN see the glory! :)

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  7. A very inspirational post and a great way to start the day. Beholding the glory of God in all his mighty work and splendor!

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    1. Thank you Stephen. I am so glad that you found it inspiring and thank you for dropping by.

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  8. A nice poetic piece. Well done.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Thank you Andrew (I love your blogger name!!). Thank you also for taking the time to drop by and comment.

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  9. I can envision the sparrow. They truly do sing with their whole being acting on a purpose much greater than the here and now. Beautifully written!

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  10. They are wonderful, aren't they? :)

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  11. Very stimulating poem.. You have written wonderfully.

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