The Poetry Of A Life

'You are Gods Poem' is a paraphrase of the New Testament Letter to Ephesians chapter 2 verse 10. I have received poems from two people this week. The first two are from Torbjorn Kloster, who is one of the leaders of our community in Norway. He has translated them from Norsk into English himself:

I live in three drops from Your face

your sweat

your tears

your blood

THE MIRROR

Christ behind changing light

Christ behind turning winds

Christ behind drifting clouds

Christ behind cold and heat

Christ behind rolling waves

Christ in all deep within me

mirrored in my face

The second is from Judith Hodgson, whose husband Tony so suddenly died earlier this year. Although it is couched in the non PC language of an earlier era, it speaks powerfully still:

Advent 2016

'That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;

who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children;

who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;

whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.

who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul;

who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;

who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had.'

We can't all write poetry. We can all be God's poem.

Advent blessings to you. Ray.

Posted at 09:27am on 12th December 2016
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