10 May 2011

Shouts and whispers

and whispers
sung in harmony
or discord.
Oratory eloquent
or lacking
a single word
no sound, breathless.
Anchored fast
yet still adrift
feather touches
of a wind
From the day's
first light
until eyes shut
for sleep
from heartbeat
to heartbeat
all is prayer.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer  Psalm 19:14 NKJV

Stop by Jason's where this week's Warrior Poet Circle prompt was prayer.

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Brian Miller said...

yes it is, even our breathing yhwh, yhwh...

Carrie Van Horn said...

This is like a beautiful song as well as a ode' to prayer....love this FireFly! :-)

Anonymous said...

Much thought between the lines...

Unknown said...

The message is as powerful as the poem itself. Very nicely composed ~ Rose

Joann said...

As beautiful as it is true.

Unknown said...

Thankful it doesn't have to look or sound a certain way :)

Elizabeth Young said...

Thank you for this lovely wholesome prayer that lifts the spirit.

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Glynn said...

Beautiful, Karin. Prayer is like an ongoing conversation, "heartbeat to heartbeat," punctuated by those whispers and shouts.

Jerry said...

When we slow down enough to hear the thump, thump, no audible word needs awakening. Breath alone can exchange our relationship to God...and yet the verse of longing posted at the end is needful.

Duane Scott said...

Shouts and whispers in praise to him. :)

Anna said...

This is a beautiful description of prayer...whether no sound or "oratory eloquent"...lovely. And I like what Brian said about our breathing, "yhwh".

Isabel said...

fav. line -"feather touches of a wind untameable". great poem

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes! That's all I have to say. :) Thanks Karin- love this.