Alpha and Omega

Name Above All Names #NaPoWriMo2017 #GloPoWriMo2017

Alpha and Omega
Bread of Life
Chief Cornerstone
Good Shepherd
High Priest
Immanuel
King of Kings
Lamb of God
Messiah
Redeemer
Saviour
True Vine
Wonderful Counsellor

Jesus, Name above all Names

On Day 6 of Na/GloPoWriMo the official prompt at NaPoWriMo.net is to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view, citing as an example the most famous poem of this type probably being Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”.

Perfect Tri-Union

A cord of three strands
Without beginning or end
Binding history
Together in creation
The Father broken-hearted
The Son obedient to death
The Spirit yet remaining
Ever-present help
In perfect tri-union
Countless blessings flow

written in response to today’s Daily Post daily prompt, as a conjoined tanka and reversed tanka

Multa Paucis #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016

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The final challenge of National/Global Writing Month 2016 – to take a crack at translating a poem by a poet writing in that language, or to try a homophonic translation.

I’ve tried creating a tanka using Latin phrases (translation below). Multa paucis means, “saying much in a few words”.

Ab origine
Auxilio ab alto
A cruce salus
Ex une disce omnes
Amor vincit omnia

From the origin
By help from high
From the cross comes salvation
From one person, learn all people
Love conquers all

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Pages Never Bound #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016

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The challenge for Day 28 of Na/GloPoWriMo2016 is to write a poem that tells a story backwards. The first line should say what happened last, and work its way through the past to the beginning.

To begin with a conclusion
Eternity has no end
Neither concept of origin
It has simply always been

The infinite has no boundary
The timeless has no age
Creation a punctuation mark
On pages never to be bound

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