A big part of the enjoyment of the National/Global Poetry Writing Month challenge in April is to be exposed to new forms of poetry and encouraged to step outside of writing comfort zones. That inspiration and challenge is continued throughout the year at the excellent dVerse Poets Pub.
dVerse is currently inviting writers to attempt ‘The Etheree’ – developed by Arkansas poet, Etheree Taylor Armstrong in the late 20th Century. An Etheree, based on syllables or words, is a geometric form, ascending from one to ten or inverted from ten to one. You can build as many sequences as you like, reversing the syllable/word count from ten to one (or not).
So, here is my attempt:
miss the candle;
listen for the shout,
And yet miss the whisper.
It is in burnished candles
That God comes, through quiet promise
He bids us, “When you doubt, look around;
For I am closer than you ever think.”
inspired by Max Lucado, and a quote from his book In the Eye of the Storm: A Day in the Life of Jesus
Great title, and great message.
iN tHe daRKesT
oF pLaces tHeiR
Tis beautiful (and wise).
I was out walking in the spring today and yes it’s easy to believe
Very wise words. This is beautiful!
This reminds me of Elijah finding God, not in thunder or earthquake but in the tiny whispering breeze. One of my favorite Biblical metaphors if I think about it.
Very inspiring to read ~
Beautiful! Indeed, God resides in our hearts and is closer to us than we know 🙂
Lots of love,