thank you notes

Thank you, Father,
for ears to hear the
cacophonous symphony
of your amazing world;
each ear catches sound
and plays its own drum,
as tiny hammer, anvil
and stirrup ossicles
vibrate liquid waves
through spiraled cochlea
where hair receptors translate
electrical impulse to brain,
recognizing robin’s song

Blessed are you, great Designer!

Thank you, Father
for eyes to see the
panoramic kaleidoscope
of your amazing world;
each eye catches light
and refracts it through
pupil and lens aperture
as it passes through
vitreous humour jelly
to focus image on retina
where photoreceptors
translate electrical impulse
to brain by optic nerve,
recognizing child’s face.

Blessed are you, mighty Creator!



Response to David Whyte’s “Blessing for Sound” and “Blessing for Light” poems featured at dVerse poets tonight. Whom do we bless? Whom do we thank?

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sanaarizvi
    Dec 21, 2021 @ 06:49:13

    This is absolutely beautiful, Lynn! 😀 Merry Christmas and here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year 2022! 💝💝


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 19, 2021 @ 10:00:34

    Love this prayer… and have a wonderful Christmas


  3. Eugi
    Dec 18, 2021 @ 09:47:24

    Amen, Lynn! Merry Christmas!


  4. calmkate
    Dec 18, 2021 @ 02:19:03

    love laced with science, great compositions of praise!


  5. Grace
    Dec 17, 2021 @ 18:29:05

    So many blessings to be grateful for Lynn. Love the praise poem to our Great Father.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful poems. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New year!


  6. robtkistner
    Dec 17, 2021 @ 14:53:02

    Lynn — May the joy of the season fill your heart here at the closing if the year 2021, and may peace abide in 2022. This is a most difficult time for our planet earth, and a time of turmoil for its peoples. May 2022 begin the way back! ✌🏼❤️🌎


  7. Helen Dehner
    Dec 17, 2021 @ 09:32:51

    This is wonderful ~~ happy holidays!


  8. SelmaMartin
    Dec 16, 2021 @ 19:17:10

    Gosh yes! Our creator designed and equipped us as well-oiled-machines. And included a Spirit to light our way.
    So grateful for these things we often take for granted. Praise!
    Why is it that sometimes we recognize this too late?
    … and what lovely words you use here. Thanks for letting me read this.
    Be well, Lynn. I bless you.
    Merry Christmas. xo


    • lynn__
      Dec 16, 2021 @ 20:13:57

      Thank YOU for your comments, Selma. He deserves all the honor and praise! I could go on about tongues, hands, and noses too 🙂 May you know the wonder of Christmas!


      • SelmaMartin
        Dec 16, 2021 @ 20:16:33

        So true. It’s a continuation of praises.
        What a lovely sentiment. Yes. And you too. I know the wonder of Christmas and do my best to reenact it every day I’m gifted a new day.
        May it be Christmas every day. Amen.

  9. Bethann Bakker
    Dec 16, 2021 @ 19:07:03

    Love this.

    On Thu, Dec 16, 2021, 6:33 PM a poem in my pocket wrote:

    > lynn__ posted: ” Thank you, Father,for ears to hear thecacophonous > symphonyof your amazing world;each ear catches soundand plays its own > drum,as tiny hammer, anviland stirrup ossiclesvibrate liquid wavesthrough > spiraled cochleawhere hair receptors translateelectrica” >


  10. robtkistner
    Dec 16, 2021 @ 18:43:04

    Merry Christmas and Happy 2022 Lynn!


  11. Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
    Dec 16, 2021 @ 18:36:25

    Amen… Merry Christmas. 🙂


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