Day: 07/04/2016

Triune #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016

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The prompt for Day Seven of the National/Global Poetry Writing Challenge came from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenged us all to write a tritina. The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line.

A once perfect world created by the Father
In the beginning beside Him – the Word, His Son
Hovering o’er the waters’ – His Holy Spirit

God’s message prophesied, inspired by the Spirit
But men went their own way, turning from the Father
For mankind’s souls’ sakes, our sins’ debts paid by the Son

Eternal life through the sacrifice of the Son
As witness to God’s power, He left the Spirit
Now prodigal loved ones welcomed by the Father

To God be all glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

I think I finally managed to do it, but I prefer the version below not tied to using the common words at the ends of the lines (any preference readers?)

For his pleasure the Father created the world
The Son was present with him in the beginning
His Spirit hovered over the waters’ surface

The Spirit led prophets to speak out God’s message
But men turned from the Father to go their own way
For mankind’s sake, the Son was sent to pay sins’ debt

Through the Son’s sacrifice, eternal life is ours
As witness to God’s power, His Spirit remains
The Father welcomes back his prodigal loved ones

To God be all glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

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Thursday is Verse Day @faithunlocked – Ephesians 3:8-21 (NLT)

Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people,
he graciously gave me the privilege
of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.
I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan
that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning.
God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety
to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Because of Christ and our faith in him,
we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here.
I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored.
When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,
the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources
he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him.
Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should,
how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.
Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us,
to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever!
Amen.
– Ephesians 3:8-21

Two Birds, One Stone #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016

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Writing poetry
As tritina is tricky
Better do haiku

(with apologies/deference to John Cooper Clarke)

Today’s one-word daily prompt word on The Daily Post is ‘tricky’

Day Seven of the National/Global Poetry Writing Month challenges us to write in tritina form – The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line.

“Three, three-line stanzas . . .”
“End words to conclude . . .” – tricky
(Not giving up yet)

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