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Thursday, April 30, 2009

poetry party 34: gifts of creation

Abbey of the Arts: poetry party 34

invitation to poetry icon

Christine invites us "to write poems in honor of the gift of earth and the ways God is revealed to you through stone or mountain, flower or fruit. Let this be your hymn of praise to creation." I added a title to one of my favorite photographs of Nick's backyard garden in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood: poetry party 34

Gifts of Creation

these plants remind me
life is persistent
they tell me I share history
with Nick
with the city of Boston
with the ground
with all creation
with the entire people of God
everywhere in every time

these plants remind me
easter dawn rises
from the heart of the earth
resurrection happens after death

these plants remind me
the ground holds nutrients
that generate life

this image reminds me
the land has nurtured my own gifts
by providing a place
and physical stuff

this image reminds me
creation does not discriminate
but freely offers life to all

these plants remind me
the church is moving into
the green and growing season
called ordinary time


Abbey of the Arts said...

Leah, this is so wonderful, so filled with reminders of the ordinary sacredness of life.

roy said...

Wow, Leah. This poem and your images say a lot about your sunny, hopeful optimistic, grounded side. I am blessed to know you, even if only virtually. Let me take that back: I feel I know you down in the soul level. Congrats on winning pp34!