in the loop of prayer

pure and persuasive as spring rains

accumulate and wait for moonrise…

memos from heaven everywhere; next to

my feet…see, i am taking off my shoes.

bare branches as springboards for

flight, riding the breath of God?

onion heart…never getting all the way in

but what cardiologist God, wearing scrubs,

air around him clarified suddenly and

by that i think God means us to be

an inner fountain springing always fresh

to grow in His reflected image!


An ending poem of 12 lines for the end of the year and the 12th month as prompted by Laura Bloomsbury at dVerse. I chose ending lines from poems in Sea Glass by Luci Shaw, 2016. (In final line I changed pronoun “its” to “his”).

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 05, 2022 @ 14:42:59

    This feels like prayer beads coming together.

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  2. dorahak
    Dec 03, 2022 @ 18:27:31

    I love the circular imagery, Lynn, the closing rounding off the theme so naturally. Beautifully arranged!

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  3. sanaarizvi
    Dec 03, 2022 @ 13:02:07

    This is beautifully rendered, Lynn 😀

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  4. Mish
    Dec 03, 2022 @ 12:36:35

    I was captivated by the imagery….especially “bare branches as springboards for /flight, riding the breath of God” and “cardiologist God, wearing scrubs”.

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  5. memadtwo
    Dec 03, 2022 @ 09:13:22

    I like the way the first two lines set the tone for the rest of the poem. (K)

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  6. Grace
    Dec 03, 2022 @ 08:08:10

    Beautiful loop of prayer Lynn.

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  7. Laura Bloomsbury
    Dec 03, 2022 @ 06:41:17

    this is charming Lynn – a beautiful meld of your last lines
    “bare branches as springboards for

    flight, riding the breath of God?”

    Reply

  8. rothpoetry
    Dec 02, 2022 @ 22:21:58

    Well done, Lynn. I love your closing lines.

    Reply

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