poetry - n. 1: writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rythmn 2 a: a quality that stirs the imagination b: a quality of spontaneity and grace

Name: dthaase

Monday, July 24, 2006

Creation Song

“The world is charged with the grandeur of God…”
                                                      Gerard Manley Hopkins

Raised are the palms of maple leaves,
Gently swaying in the breeze.

A dragonfly goes darting by:
The flash of blue transparent wings.

Violet, pink, and yellow gems –
Bend towards me on regal stems.

So I sit and cast my gaze
On creation’s inviting maze.

The lake reflects the sun’s delight –
Stratus clouds sail out of sight.

The breeze it fades and all is still –
Except the inkling of my will:

Like the pine across the way,
I will stand within my day –

Roots in revelation,
Casting illumination.